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The development of a green shipyard concept

Janson, Daniel I. (2016) The development of a green shipyard concept.

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Abstract:The global shipping industry causes considerable impact on the environment, and its environmental upgrading lags behind on other industries. The increasing environmental concerns, driven by regulations and market factors, requires the shipping industry to reduce their impact on the environment. While there is a comprehensive literature re ecting the sustainability of ships, especially focusing on efficient and effective use of fossil fuels, little work has focused on the sustainability of shipyards. This research is a first attempt to provide a reliable and meaningful set of Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs) for assessing the performance of an operational shipyard, whereby the indicators are brought together in the Green Performance Framework (GPF). Through the formulation of an appropriate definition of a Green Shipyard and acquiring insight in an operational shipyard, three qualitative EPIs and six quantitative EPIs could be specified. Data from eight operational shipyards is collected to formulate a baseline performance level and define appropriate measurement scales for the EPIs. The GPF is tested and evaluated in a case study, assessing the environmental performance of three operational shipyards. The case results, highlighting aspects that have a high impact on the environment, are used as input for the formulation of a three step implementation strategy for the development of a Green Shipyard concept.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
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