Shree Ram Group is a diversified business conglomerate with a market standing of over two decades led by a visionary Shri. Mukesh Balabhai Patel taking the Group to be the First Certified Green Ship recycling yard in INDIA in 2014. The Group consists of 4 Companies having recycling plots including one VLCC Plot. In year 2013 alone, the Group achieved recycling of 15 Vessels having total Light weight of 220,000 MT.
The stellar achievement of the group is the signing of MOA with MOL- Europe, owners of “LNG-ARIES” for green re-cycling. This LNG carrier will be the first of its kind to be re-cycled in India.
Shri.Mukesh Patel had a humble beginning by acquiring license from GMB to recycle ships using the Plot No. 79 in 1994. Among the conventional recyclers, he had the foresight and vision to be a differentiator in a forward looking manner by conducting the business on sound principles backed by a team of professionals with green initiatives in focus.
In order to get International recognition of the process being followed in recycling he was assisted by Lilly maritime Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, one of the leading ship managers with various marine technical expertise to develop and implement the ISO 9001, ISO 14000 & ISO 18000 systems for Ship recycling business.
In 2005, the Quality management System was audited and certified as compliant with ISO 9001as the First for Indian Recycling Yard.The second step implementation of ISO 14000 & ISO 18000 was completed and RINA Class certified the yards after a successful Compliance audit in the year 2006. Once again, the Group emerged as the first Indian recycling yard to reach this milestone.
Among the various achievements, the Group has taken vigorous efforts in convincing the French Government for recycling the Aircraft Carrier “CLEMENCEAU” in one of the Yard owned by the Group and signed an MOU in 2005. Engineers from India were deputed to France for undergo training for removing the Asbestos safely for disposing it. The Group under the leadership of Mr. Mukesh did not give up taking the lead.
The Chemical transport Giant STOLT NEILSEN had planned for recycling their aging fleet containing 17 Vessels. After due diligence and auditing the recycling process of the yards, they selected the Shree Ram Yards for the purpose. The first vessel arrived in 2006 after acceptance of the proposed Ship recycling plan,the process, and systems prepared by the yard. Capt. Mc Kenna from STOLT witnessed the recycling of their first vessel and on satisfaction all other 16 vessels were recycled at Shree Ram Group yards.
A Japanese delegation inspected Shree Ram Group yard during their visit to Alang in 2008. The Group had taken the lead in meeting Class NK officials and invited them to review the Procedures for Green Ship Recycling to comply with IMO’s Hong Kong Convention. The Group submitted the Green Ship Recycling manual to Class NK in early 2013. Class NK conducted a Gap analysis and submitted their final report. All necessary corrective actions are being taken with a goal to complete the Certification Audit by September 2014.
The Shree Ram Group yards have been inspected by various leading Ship Owning Companies like MOL, NYK, MSC, BOW Tankers, Hapag Lloyd and APL who have accepted the Group for recycling their vessels.
The Shree Ram Group is determined to take further leads in the area of greener recycling of vessels ensuring safety and environment protection at all times.