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Consortium to set up closed chain to recycle wind turbines blades in the EemshavenAt Eemshaven, a seaport in the Northern Netherlands, parties concluded a covenant that marks the start of a closed chain for the supply, dismantling and recycling of wind turbine blades. Together, the affiliated companies will form a full value chain, from dismantling to new product.
They will dismantle discarded wind turbines and transport the rotor blades to the recycling plant in/near Eemshaven, where the blades will be broken down into granules. These granules will be the raw material for new products such as bank revetments, moulds, bridges, crane mats and much more.
Within a few years a pilot plant near the Eemshaven will be operational. Until then, the consortium will use the Bremen-based company Neocomp, which processes glass fibre and synthetic resin from cut rotor blades into cement. A ‘one stop shop’ system for disposing discarded rotor blades is already up and running. The flows from land and sea will shortly meet in Eemshaven. The consortium, called Decom North, consists of the following companies: Buss Terminal, Mammoet, Lubbers Transport, DHSS Eemshaven, Bek & Verburg, Nehlsen metaalrecycling, CRC Industries, SCS Logistics/Shipco Transport and Nedcam Solutions.
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