McDermott International Ltd has announced it has been awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract from Michelin Group in France for “the first industrialisation of an innovative plastic recycling process to produce regenerated styrene from polystyrene”.

The regenerated styrene produced will be used in the production of synthetic rubber for tyres and polystyrene, McDermott said.

It will provide value engineering, risk analysis, and a detailed constructability study within the industry-first FEED. Work on the project will be executed from McDermott’s office in Brno, Czech Republic, and will start immediately. The contract is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

“This award reflects the successful and longstanding relationship between McDermott and Michelin, having worked together since 2008 at varying stages of production, from design to start up,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott’s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“In line with McDermott’s energy transition strategy, we will use our strategic solutions to continue supporting Michelin’s commitment to a circular economy and increasing demand for sustainable materials,” Kawash added.

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30th April 2021