Worley awarded EPCM contract for SABIC and Plastic Energy’s advanced recycling

Source: press release, 21 April 2021

SPEAR – SABIC Plastic Energy Advanced Recycling BV – significant upscale of the production of certified circular polymers
SPEAR – SABIC Plastic Energy Advanced Recycling BV – significant upscale of the production of certified circular polymers (illustration: SPEAR)

Worley has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by SABIC Plastic Energy Advanced Recycling BV (SPEAR) – a joint venture between SABIC and Plastic Energy – for a new advanced plastics recycling unit in Geleen, the Netherlands.

The unit will leverage Plastic Energy’s patented recycling technology to transform mixed and used plastic waste, otherwise destined for incineration or landfill, into recycled oils called TACOIL. The TACOIL will then be used by SABIC as an alternative feedstock to manufacture certified circular polymers as part of its TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio of solutions.

The advanced recycling unit will enable SABIC to upscale the production of these circular polymers significantly. This will provide customers with greater access to more sustainable materials, which are recycled and repurposed in a way that can help protect our planet’s natural resources.

The EPCM contract will be executed by Worley’s offices in the UK and the Netherlands with support from its Global Integrated Delivery team in India. The term of the contract is 2 years.

“We are excited to build our relationship with SABIC and Plastic Energy as we move forward into a more productive world of recycled plastics,” says Bradley Andrews, President for UK, Norway, Central Asia and Eastern Europe at Worley. “This project will help transform the global use of plastics, move us closer to achieving a circular economy and support our strategic focus on delivering a more sustainable world.”