Wastefront, a Norwegian waste tire recycling company, has named Technip Energies as its engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner for a £100 million (US$135.5 million) tire recycling plant in Sunderland, England.

Technip Energies was selected following a competitive Project Analysis and Execution Pathway study phase that reviewed the earlier project development work and was designed to identify, eliminate and mitigate project risk, and is now consolidating the engineering design.

The construction phase will begin in Q2 2022 and will be accompanied by Technip Energies until the plant is operational, which is projected in Q1 2024.

Wastefront and Technip Energies have also decided to form a strategic cooperation to deploy Wastefront projects around the world, with the Sunderland plant serving as a model for global replication of a unique circular model.

The Sunderland plant, which uses commercially proven technologies, will have a processing capacity of 80,000 tons of end-of-life tires per year when fully operational.

“Our mission is to solve complex environmental issues, through a solution that has demonstrated its full alignment with EU/UK Taxonomy targets. To succeed, a rigorous approach to Project execution is key. Having Technip Energies, one of the most respected EPC companies in the world, endorse our approach and support our Project is yet another step in our ambition to build a world scale green industrial platform”, commented Wastefront's CEO, Vianney Valès.

To read more about Sunderland tire-recycling plant, please proceed to Wastefront’s website.