Polymer Processing Centre
As part of our plans for the Orthios Eco Park in Holyhead, we are tackling the problem of UK and EU plastic wastes by converting them to oils. Orthios has approval to use the existing c.600,000 ft2 former aluminium pot line buildings to process plastic feedstock into high value products.
During the last 2 years we have undertaken a detailed assessment of a number of polymer processing technologies and have partnered with a proven technology provider, in addition to engaging with leading engineering and environmental consultants. We have also completed the engineering design and are in the final stages of pre-construction activities. It is envisaged that we will commence with a live project later this year.
2019 will be a busy year for the commercial vessels, utilising our jetty facilities for remobilisation activity. During the last 12 months 18 commercial vessels have berthed at our jetty, including the off-shore tug supply ship Sea Titus. This is in addition to a record number of cruise ships visiting our jetty.
In October 2016 works on our Holyhead site commenced with the demolition and clearing of a larger proportion of our Holyhead sites old industrial complex. Where possible, we sought to retain any existing buildings which could be refurbished and reutilised as part of our plans for an Energy Centre and Eco Park.
This morning we welcomed passengers on board the luxury cruise ship Nautica to our Holyhead jetty. 2017 has been a busy year for Orthios in what has been a record year for the number of cruise ships sailing into Holyhead.
Alun Cairns visited Orthios’ Holyhead site as part of a tour of North Wales businesses that continue to support local jobs and sustain growth in the region.
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