The Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry is in search of new opportunities facing the crisis that affects our country. The Shipyards are actually idle due to the lack of construction demands. Thus, two activities appear on the horizon: ship repairs and decommissioning, also called dismantling or recycling. We will address the last issue that is new to the Brazilian market, and still required technical and feasibility assessments. The decommissioning might be applied to vessels or platforms that are reaching end of life. In the world, between 700 to 800 vessels are dismantled every year, 50% of which are medium to large, and the majority of these cases occur in India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Pakistan and China. Unfortunately, that often lead to social and environmental issues. However, this framework is changing in face of the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through the Hong Kong Convention (HKC-2009) and by the European Union through the Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR-2013). The SRR was based on the HKC, but included additional requirements in terms of safety and environment. One of the main requirements is that ships can only be shipped for recycling in EU certified facilities. It opens a space for Brazilian shipyards and for the productive chain of this segment. In Brazil, it is estimated that about 67 ships of various sizes would be fit for dismantling today and another 69 would be out of their cycle in the next ten years. Based on these premises, the SOBENA – Brazilian Society of Naval Engineering, decided to set up a Technical Committee to develop a Workshop on ship dismantling to be held on 2018, May 29, in Rio de Janeiro. The latest innovations and technologies in this new field of this activity are going to be discussed in this occasion.