Concordia Recycling Project Complete


The former Costa Concordia has been successfully scrapped, according to a statement from San Giorgio del Porto, the shipyard that carried out the work in Genoa in partnership with Saipem.


 Concordia After a tremendous recovery project to tow the ship away, the vessel was recycled over the course of a multi-year project, said the yard, marking one of the “most important green ship recycling projects ever carried out in Europe.”

“The success of these operations represents an additional recognition of the high value of Italian naval engineering, while demonstrating the importance of a ship recycling activity that is respectful of the environment and of the safety of workers, in accordance with the most recent European regulations,” the shipyard said.


The Concordia’s wreck arrived in Genoa on July 27, 2014. The scrapping project employed up to 350 workers from 78 suppliers and sub contractors. Total recycled material added up to over 53,000 tons, said the yard, calling for just under 4,000 trips to recycling facilities in Italy.

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