Peter started working in the ship recycling business in 1995 at Van Heyghen Recycling in Ghent-Belgium. The company was taken over by Galloo in 2002. Galloo kept investing in the ship recycling yard, which led the yard to obtain an environmental license until 2032 and the inclusion in the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities. Peter became chairman of the European Ship Recyclers in 2017. The Association’s main purpose is to regroup the EU-licensed yards within the EEA and report any illegal exporting/scrapping of end-of-life ships outside the EU.