Clean Planet Energy has awarded Wood, a global engineering and consulting firm, with a contract for FEED and EPCm services. The initial design will involve three plastics recycling facilities located in the US, in New Jersey, Alabama, and South Carolina, with further plans for their UK facilities.
These facilities will be called Clean Planet ecoPlants and will utilize innovative recycling technology to transform hard-to-recycle plastic waste into circular products. Each ecoPlant will have the capacity to accept 20,000 tons of plastic annually and will produce over 100,000 barrels of circular petrochemical feedstocks, such as Circular-Naphtha, and reduced-carbon fuels. Clean Planet Energy plans to invest over $150 million in this first development batch of global ecoPlants.
Justin Jackson, Senior Vice President of Process & Chemicals for the Americas at Wood, said: “We are excited to start this new contract with Clean Planet Energy, a new client for Wood, and work together to realize a significant step toward achieving a circular economy for key materials like plastics. Our people are partnering with our clients to help design the future, and this project is just another example of how we’re bringing sustainable solutions to life today.”
David Nazha, President of Clean Planet Energy, added, “Wood has the level of expertise and experience required to support CPE in this important project. We are confident that this project relationship will help us achieve our mission of enabling the sustainable use of plastics.”
Wood’s team of engineers in Houston, Texas, USA will be primarily responsible for the execution of this project, and as the program progresses, additional hires are anticipated.