Fincantieri Marine Group Shipyards Earn Green Certifications

leader of ship repair and maintenance companies
June 13, 2024

Washington D.C. – Fincantieri’s Wisconsin shipyards have become key players in bringing new and innovative green approaches and solutions to the American shipbuilding industry. Both Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Fincantieri ACE Marine (FAM) were recognized last week by Green Marine for their efforts in 2023.

The results were announced at the annual GreenTech conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. To become certified in the Green Marine program, maritime organizations must exemplify a dedication to sustainable practices through measurable outcomes in their shipyards, ports, and communities. Program participants go through a rigorous and transparent process including an annual self-evaluation, bi-annual external evaluation, and continual improvement in specific areas of evaluation. The five areas of evaluation are air emissions (greenhouse gases), community impacts & relations, environmental leadership, spill prevention and stormwater management, and waste management.

Among the Fincantieri initiatives noted was the implementation of climate-controlled facilities in our yards and partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure stability of the Menominee River ecosystem.

Makayla Jacobs, an environmental engineer at FMM, leads our sustainability efforts and she was in Nova Scotia to represent our companies. “FMM advanced to Level 3 in the Waste Management portion of the Green Marine Certification. Sustainability is not just a goal to achieve. It is a lifestyle to embody. It’s our responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations by making conscious choices that prioritize the well-being of our planet.”

Jacobs added that by moving up a certification level in one of the important categories, we, as a company, are demonstrating sound environmental practices and progress.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, another Fincantieri shipyard in Wisconsin, has also joined Green Marine program, however, they are still early in the certification process. Our continued progress in sustainability is a result of the dedicated work of people like Makayla and the FMM and FAM teams. Together with key leaders and advocates throughout the workforce, they have worked relentlessly to turn ideas into action.

To find out more about our sustainable initiatives go to Results | Green Marine (green-marine.org).

For more information, contact:
Eric Dent, APR
Director of Communications
Fincantieri Marine Group
(202) 488-4783

About Fincantieri Marine Group

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, employs more than 21,000 shipbuilding professionals in 18 shipyards on four continents. Fincantieri operates in the United States through its subsidiary Fincantieri Marine Group. This company, which serves commercial and government customers, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, has three shipyards (Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Fincantieri ACE Marine) located in Wisconsin on the Great Lakes. Check us out at www.WeBuildShips.com.

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Headquarters Washington DC
655 15th St NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
Fincantieri Marine Group - GBO
2465 Marina Circle
Green Bay, WI 54304
ACE Marine
201 S Pearl Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Marinette Marine
1600 Ely Street
Marinette, WI 54143
Bay Shipbuilding
605 N 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235