TRADEMARK BLUE WAVE CAREENING
The trademark "Blue Wave Careening" values, under certain conditions, the environmental shipyards investing
in a careening area.
Since 2010, the Water Agency Loire Britain launched the program to support investment in clean dry docks.
The program, which will end in 2015, was created in line with current targets on water quality and coastal protection.
It concerns both communities, port managers, that private sites.
To enhance their environmental, shipyards investing in a careening may, under certain conditions, communication tools and the use of the trademark "Blue Wave © Careening" created for this purpose.
What is careening?
Operation careening a vessel is to clean the submerged part of the hull. It is after a grounded boat and is using a jet of water under pressure. This action picks up seaweed, shellfish and various micro-deposits and then allows the application
of a painting "antifouling" whose main characteristic is to be a powerful weedkiller slowing the growth of algae and shells on the shell.
Blue Wave approach Careening
The company, which wants to have the use of the trademark "Blue Wave © Careening",
several steps managed by the entry point record:
1: Performing a full environmental assessment by a recognized and specialized consultant.
2: Execution of the works (civil engineering and processing technologies) engaged with assistance in project management by the consultant, to minutes of reception facilities after measuring the clearance.
3: Promotion of the company
For the installation of a careening Blue Wave area, engineering, equipment and laboratories can not be the same company (or group).
Description of a typical installation
The size and cost of installation will vary depending on the location (close or not a hotspot) and the plant capacity
(number of vessels treated).
The typical installation can treat pollutants due to the careening boats and consists of three lots:
• Civil Engineering corresponding to the area of maximum careening
• Filter trays and decanters for the treatment of macro-waste and hydrocarbons
• Processing Technologies
For our company Roscoff Boatyard, one of the top priority is to respect the environment and the coastline. During our maintenance, repair and construction activities, we strive to treat with the utmost care of our waste, empty containers, solvents, oil filters, batteries ...
We were one of the first shipyards in Brittany to be equipped with its own careening area and we are very proud of it!