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Sabic and Plastic Energy Tap Worley to Build Advanced Recycling Plant in Netherlands

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The facility will leverage Plastic Energy’s recycling technology to produce Tacoil, which Sabic will use as a feedstock to manufacture certified circular polymers.

Worley, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, has been awarded the contract to build the advanced recycling plant for Sabic Plastic Energy Advanced Recycling BV. A joint venture between Sabic and Plastic Energy, the plant will be located in Geleen, Netherlands.

The facility will leverage Plastic Energy’s patented recycling technology to transform mixed and used plastic waste, otherwise destined for incineration or landfill, into recycled oil 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.

The advanced recycling facility will enable Sabic to significantly upscale production of these circular polymers and provide customers with greater access to more sustainable materials, said Sabic.

The EPCM contract will be executed by Worley’s offices in the UK and Netherlands, with support from its team in India. The term of the contract is two 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,” said 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.”

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