Positive and successful confirmation of TRD Project

The Total Recycling Decommissioning Project
The accelerator phase of the Total Recycling Decommissioning project has been successfully confirmed by EIT Climate-KIC and the project will now be moving towards the demonstrator phase.
The Total Recycling Decommissioning project is a project developed in partnership between NTU International, Port of Frederikshavn, Denmark’s Technical University, and Aarhus University. Together, these partners have come up with a solution that will allow for a 100% recycling and decommissioning of ships, thus creating a circular economy around ship recycling and decommissioning. By creating a network of accomplished partners, who are all well-established within the ship recycling -and decommissioning industry, the project’s aim of being able to recycle and decommissioning a 100% of old ships is within reach.
The project will be the biggest of its kind in Northern Europe, and will be placed in Port of Frederikshavn. Considering the soon-to-be established state-of-the-art decommissioning facility and the already well-established ship recycling and maintenance companies located at Port of Frederikshavn, the port has all the necessary facilities needed to ensure a successful delivery of the TRD project. It is expected that the network in Frederikshavn will be able to decommission 200.000 tons of steel yearly.
The TRD project brings circular economy, innovation and jobs to the Northern part of Denmark, proving that growth and development opportunities are far from limited to the capital region of Denmark.

TRD and Climate-KIC
After the positive feedback from EIT Climate-KIC, we have closed the accelerator phase of the project and will be moving forward towards the demonstrator phase. The demonstrator phase will be split in three stages: Network establishment and assessment of waste streams, demonstration of the value chain and process optimization and comparative study and climate impact assessment

We are excited to be moving forward with the project, and we believe that we have a strong proposal for the Demonstrator phase. We are thankful for the help provided by Aarhus University, Denmark’s Technical University and EIT Climate-KIC, and we have continuously developed and shaped the TRD project in collaboration with these partners. Aarhus University provided inputs in the development of the business model and Denmark’s Technical University provided technical details of recycling, both of which have proven invaluable in the development of this project.