Based at the company’s strategically placed MARPOL reception and treatment facilities at Marchwood on Southampton Water, ‘Seagreen’ represents a £2 million investment by Veolia in the cruise and commercial shipping market based at Southampton and other ports along the South Coast.
Designed to Lloyds’ classification, the multi-role vessel is suitable for carrying a wide range of waste and recycling streams in a single trip providing operators with efficient waterside collections and an enhanced discharge rate for faster turnaround times. The double-hulled vessel offers considerable improvements in operational performance and has an onboard crane for heavy items which keeps the quayside clear and avoids disruption to shipping activities.
Jean Dominique Mallet, Chief Executive Officer, Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc said: “’Seagreen’ represents an important expansion of our marine services fleet that reflects the success of our Marchwood operation in developing specialist support to the three hundred cruise ships that visit Southampton every year.”
“This vessel represents best environmental practice and I am delighted that this investment complements our presence in Hampshire for our recycling and recovery services on both dry land and protecting the marine environment.”
Doug Morrison, ABP Port of Southampton Port Director said, “Veolia provides essential services to the port and its customers and we are delighted that they have chosen to launch their newest addition to their fleet at the Port of Southampton. In recent years the port has grown considerably, and the investment by companies such as Veolia is essential to reinforce our reputation as the ‘Gateway to the world’.”