was the yard selected by both the French and US Governments to recycle the former French aircraft carrier, Le Clemenceau and vessels from the US MARAD fleet respectively.
Stephenson has fought hard for the right to break up ships at TERRC
since a legal challenge by Friends of the Earth in 2003, and has invested 30 million [pounds sterling] in the yard.
Able UK chairman Peter Stephenson said: "We confirm that we are currently in negotiations with a number of parties for additional work, which will involve construction of wind turbines and the recycling of more vessels at Terrc
But last night Peter Stephenson, managing director of Able UK, said he was confident that all the necessary planning approvals are in place to enable the company to fulfil the contract with the United States Marine Administration for the recycling of the ships at the Teesside Environmental Reclamation and Recycling Centre (TERRC
), at Graythorp.
Billingham-based Able UK plans to recycle the American cargo vessels at its Teesside Environmental Reclamation and Recycling Centre (TERRC
) at Graythorp in Hartlepool.