Peel Ports Group, King George V Docks becomes home to new EMR metal recycling facility

03 May 2022

World-leading metal recycling company EMR opened its doors to a new End-of-Life vehicle facility at King George V in April and will see one of Peel Ports Group’s iconic sites thriving well into the future. 

The new facility that will bring 15 skilled jobs to the Glasgow area will enhance EMR’s existing network and presents a fantastic opportunity for Peel Ports Group, with EMR targeting eight deep-sea ships with capacity to carry cargo up to 30,000 tonnes each in the first 12 months of operations.

The almost 8-acre site will become home to the innovative End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) facility capable of depolluting and recycling high volumes of vehicles each week, with the King George V development enabling EMR to become Scotland’s leading ELV recycler for members of the public and businesses alike.

Both Peel Ports Group and EMR have committed to transitioning to Net Zero by 2040, ensuring the two organisations are aligned in working towards an environmentally friendly future, and the KGV site will feature enhanced electrical connections, allowing equipment used on the site to be fully electrified.

Peel Ports Group, Port Director at Clydeport, Jim McSporran, said: “Following our commitment to becoming a Net Zero operator by 2040, it’s pleasing to be able to work alongside EMR who have the same ambition in leading the way in sustainability.

KGV is one of Peel Ports’ iconic sites, and we look forward to the thriving activity that the new EMR facility will bring to the region, now and into the future, with a number of vessels due to arrive in the next 12 months.”

A second phase will see the expansion of the site to 11.5 acres and will allow EMR to increase its capacity for both advanced ELV recycling and metal processing and separation.