Wilton International site is one of the UK’s leading process manufacturing sites based on the outskirts of Redcar, in the North East of England.
The site boasts a number of major international companies in a variety of fields including energy generation, recycled plastic, biofuel products as well as the manufacture of chemicals and petrochemicals.
SABIC own several assets based here, which manufacture some of the major chemicals for our company.
The Olefins 6 plant, also known as the ‘cracker’, was commissioned by ICI in 1979 as a liquid naphtha cracker and is currently being converted to be a ‘gas cracker’ processing ethane feedstock. Olefins 6 produces ethylene, which is used as a raw material on S18 and for export via the liquefaction and jetty facilities at North Tees.
System 18, LDPE
Commissioned in October 2009, the System 18, LDPE plant is one of the largest single stream tubular low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in the world. The technology for System 18 is licensed from Exxon Mobil.
Approximately fifteen grades of LDPE, in the form of polymer pellets, are produced at System 18, which can be tailored to our customers’ requirements. The pellets are stored in the Logistics facility adjacent to our plant until they are ready to be shipped to our customers. Our pellets are used to manufacture products that are commonly found in everyday life, such as packaging for food and agriculture and in medical equipment.
Wilton Ethylene Control (WEC) forms the hub of the UK ethylene system, moving product from the Olefins 6 plant to customers around the UK; including the System 18 plant, North Tees Liquefaction, the Ineos Grangemouth site and the Inovyn site at Runcorn, via cross-country pipelines (CCPL). https://www.sabic.com/en/about/ehss/sabic-uk-pipelines