The Uddevalla unit will process up to 60,000 tonnes per year of end-of-life tires once built
Stockholm – Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) has advanced its plan to establish a second waste tire pyrolysis plant in Sweden, with the start of the detailed design phase.
At this stage, the company will produce detailed structural documents for core areas such as processing, electrical, automation and piping design, Enviro said in a statement.
The detailed design work follows the completion of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) stage which was completed before the summer, the tire recycler added.
Enviro said it has now employed a number of skilled workers in areas including electrical engineering, automation, processing, finance and mechanical engineering to advance the detailed design stage.
In addition, the company has also engaged several consultants in areas such as piping calculations, piping design, 3D modeling, fire protection, quality, health, safety and environment.
Enviro said it also intends to ramp up sourcing and vendor selection efforts during this stage.
As previously announced, Enviro aims to build a waste tire pyrolysis plant in the Lillesjö district of Uddevalla to process up to 60,000 tonnes per year of end-of-life tires (ELT), almost half of the annual volume. Sweden’s total ELT.
In its update, Enviro said it had not yet finalized the investment decision, saying it would depend on securing access to ELT supplies and agreements covering deliveries of salvaged materials.
If finalized, the company expects the new facility to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The project will add to Enviro’s existing plant in Åsensbruk, Mellerud, which currently recycles 15 ktpa of waste tyres.
The move is part of Enviro’s “aggressive expansion plan” announced on May 20.
Under the plan, the Swedish recycler aims to establish up to four new facilities per year to eventually build 30 plants by 2030. Western Sweden and central Europe have been identified as priority markets initials.
Enviro has developed patented technology to recover carbon black, oil and steel from ELTs.