On June 15th, Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak bin Dainah, the Minister of Oil and Environment and Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, affirmed the important role of the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) in solidifying Bahrain’s position as a regional destination for ship recycling. He considered this direction a step in the right direction towards enhancing the kingdom’s efforts in implementing sustainable development goals. He pointed out that Bahrain is working to contribute to this on the national, regional, and international levels.
This came during Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak bin Dainah’s visit to the headquarters of ASRY in Muharraq Governorate, in the presence of Mr. Mazen Mohammed Matar, the company’s managing director.
Bin Dainah emphasized that the Supreme Council for the Environment is working to provide all necessary facilitations in accordance with national legislation and international agreements to achieve these goals. He highlighted that ship recycling is carried out under the supervision of the council, adhering to the best environmental practices and standards. He added, “We will continue working together to make Bahrain a leader in this field in the region.”
It is worth mentioning that ASRY had previously announced the inclusion of ship dismantling and recycling activities as core activities of the company, after meeting all the standards of the three environmentally friendly international agreements regulating ship recycling activities. These agreements are the International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention), the European Union Ship Recycling Regulations, and the ISO 30000 Management Systems Specifications for Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling Facilities.
Since 2020, ASRY has been working ambitiously and strategically to establish a leading regional center for ship recycling in the Arabian Gulf, complying with the highest international standards and implementing best practices in iron and steel recycling.