DIsmantling of Vessels with Enhanced Safety and Technology
DIVEST is a Research and Technology Development collaborative project funded by the European Community as part of the 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration (FP7: 2007-2011), under Grant Agreement No SCP-GA-2008-218695-DIVEST.
DIVEST – A holistic understanding of ship dismantling
The aim of DIVEST is to provide a holistic understanding of ship dismantling through the combination of requirements and impacts (with associated procedures and processes) from pertinent social, technical, economic and environmental drivers into a single, integrated and validated decision support tool (database).
Project deliverables will be as follows:
- A set of validated risk and economic models that will cover the entirety of the ship dismantling space,
- A set of policy recommendations on the optimum recycling / dismantling facility and process,
- A suite of tailored training programmes tested and validated in situ (in India for example).
- An information exchange accessible to the stakeholder community.
DIVEST – Benefits
- DIVEST will provide a core, validated and practical definition of ship dismantling that will be common to and useable by all stakeholders.
- With business and operational risks and value drivers better defined and understood, DIVEST will also make an immediate and positive contribution to business practices globally.
- Through practical on the ground case studies (collection of environmental data in India and Turkey undertaken over a full twelve-months period) and training, as well as through the involvement of non-European partners into the Project Consortium, DIVEST will facilitate technological improvement and the betterment of human and environmental conditions in countries involved in the study (broad public engagement and international dialogue through active dissemination of knowledge are fundamental tenets to the project).
DIVEST – Salient facts
DIVEST officially started on August 1st, 2008. It is scheduled to last 36 months, until July 31st 2011. Project budget is €3.4m for a contracted funding level of €2.5m.
The Project is being delivered by an international Consortium of twelve partners (a mix of universities, research institutes and industrial players) from nine different countries (France, Germany, Greece, Romania, Sweden, Holland, India, Turkey and Great Britain) led by the French marine services consultancy V.Navy.