ReNew ELP appoints px Group on 10-year operations and maintenance contract at Teesside plastic recycling plant

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ReNew ELP Teesside
An impression of the ReNew ELP Teesside facility from Mura Technology

Mura Technology subsidiary ReNew ELP has awarded a 10-year operations and maintenance contract to px Group at its commercial scale recycling plant on Teesside.

The ReNew ELP plant will use the company’s HydroPRS technology platform to chemically recycle end-of-life plastic.

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It uses supercritical water to break down post-consumer plastics into a range of valuable liquid hydrocarbon products including naphtha, gas oils and heavy wax residue, that can be made into new plastics.

At the Wilton International site on Teesside, ReNew ELP and px Group will initially process 20,000 tonnes of plastic year, with ambitions to increase this to 80,000 tonnes per year.

px Group is also based in Teesside and owns and operates the Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull.

The awarding of this contract will lead to the creation of 30 jobs.

px Group commercial director Neil Chapman said: “We are delighted to partner with ReNew and look forward to starting work on this world-leading project. We take pride in applying our ‘owner-operator’ approach to each and every site we’re based at. That means we treat every asset as if we own it.”

ReNew ELP managing director Richard Daley added: “px Group has a first-rate track record of managing some of the UK’s most important energy and industrial sites, with an exemplary safety record.

“We look forward to working with px Group and the team on-site as we demonstrate the commercial performance of HydroPRS and expand our technological offering around the world.”

The facility is expected to open in 2023.