PIG shipping was a hot topic in Seattle, where it was reported to be the most popular form of ship-breaking.
According to a Facebook post from the Seattle Shipbuilding Company, which operates shipbreaking facilities, crews broke down more than 100 ships in the Seattle area over the last year.
“We are incredibly excited to be bringing you the first look at the exciting new PIG ship breaking machine that will be used to break and remove thousands of pounds of metal for the next 30 years,” said Scott Taylor, vice president of shipbuilding and shipbuilding operations at the Seattle shipbuilding company.
“The shipbreaking process is extremely efficient and it is fast and easy to handle.
We are also excited to announce that we have received two PIG shipments from the United States in the last week.”PIG Shipping will be in the shop from September 16 through September 23.
The new shipbreaking machine will be equipped with two-way hydraulic power, high-efficiency heat exchangers, and the ability to operate in temperatures from 140 degrees Fahrenheit (75 degrees Celsius) to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the company.