Metal recycling company EUROPEAN METAL RECYCLING LIMITED (EMR) has opened a new site at Glasgow’s Clydeport docks following a “multi-million-pound investment”.
EMR says the eight-acre King George V site will receive metal for recycling from commercial clients and the public for processing and shipping to customers in the UK and around the world.
The operation will charter eight deep-sea ships with the capacity to carry up to 30,000 tonnes of cargo each in the first 12 months, the company says.
EMR says each ship will produce “a fifth of the emissions, per tonne of steel carried, compared to the smaller ships typically carrying around 3,000 tonnes currently loaded on the River Clyde by EMR.”
The site will also house an end-of-life vehicle (ELV) depolluting and recycling facility and a dedicated, segregated area for members of the public and tradespeople to drop off “small quantities” of any type of metal, such as metal household goods, copper, brass, cable, and aluminium.
The project is a partnership between EMR, landlord Peel Ports Group Ltd (Clydeport), and developer McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd