International Shipbreaking Limited, LLC
International Shipbreaking Limited, LLC and its affiliates ("ISL") provide full service recycling operations for obsolete maritime vessels and equipment. Located in Brownsville, Texas, ISL was incorporated in 1995 to provide dismantling and recycling services to ship owners who take cradle to grave responsibility for environmental hazards and worker safety.
ISL has the largest and most specialized facility for ship dismantling in the United States, with existing facilities capable of dismantling vessels up to 1,000 feet in length and 140 feet wide. Plans exist for the construction of an additional dismantling facility to accommodate vessels up to 1,200 feet in length and 200 feet in width. Since inception, ISL has recycled 14 vessels representing over 100,000 gross tons of material.
On 29 September 1999, Navy awarded four Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts under Phase One of the Ship Disposal Project (i.e., the pilot phase). Of the four contract winners, only Brownsville, Texas,-based International Shipbreaking was already scrapping ships, three for the Navy and one for the US Maritime Administration. The company will dismantle the ex-USS Bagley and process the scrap metal internally.
The International Shipbreaking facility can accommodate nine vessels simultaneously. As of 2004 the International Shipbreaking Limited, LLC facility only had four vessels occupying space, with over 220 employees solely dedicated to shipbreaking.
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