Expertise & Awards

With over 40 years' combined experience in ship recycling legislation and projects, Marprof Environmental has a unique insight into the industry.

First certifications in accordance with EU Ship Recycling Regulation

A series of desk-top reviews of Ship Recycling Facility Plans and supporting documentation (much of which had been prepared by leading ship recycling management company, Sea2Cradle) against relevant requirements of the IMO Hong Kong Convention, EU Regulation and other applicable national and international legislation.

Co-ordination and technical leadership of on-site verification audits by marine surveyors and environmental auditors, leading to successful certification.

Further information can be found in this press release.

World’s first Green Passport – and world’s first IHM

In 2004 we worked on the world’s first ‘Green Passport’ in full compliance with the IMO Guidelines on Ship Recycling, for the LNG carrier Granatina operated by Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (STASCo). And in 2009 we issued the world’s first IHM, in accordance with the Hong Kong Convention.

Further information can be found in this press release.

Asbestos Work and Hazardous Materials

Numerous projects advising clients on asbestos risk and management.

Extensive work at IMO and ISO writing procedures, assisting in drafts; LR Asbestos Management Guide, IMO Circ 1374 (IACS rep to drafting group), thresholds values and exemptions for hazardous materials, Hong Kong Convention, ISO 30000 project leader, contributor to ISO 30001, 30007 etc etc.

Past experience

Since Marprof Environmental Ltd. is a new start up, all listed projects are provided as evidence of employees’ experience in previous employment.

Marprof Environmental Ltd. make no claims for any of the projects listed, nor for any work carried out by anybody under other employment.


Memorial Award

Ad Van Dijk Memorial Award for Visionary Excellence

An award unique to ISO TC8 – Ships and Marine Technology. Awarded to Robin Townsend by the Chairman of ISO TC8, Capt. Charles H. Piersall on 4 June 2014 and accompanied by Tim Kent, Technical Director, Lloyd’s register.

Distinguished Service Certificate

Distinguished Service Certificate – BSi

Awarded to Robin Townsend on 1st February 2016 by the British Standards Institute. In appreciation of valuable contributions to the development of British, European and International standards.