The partnership is part of a growth strategy for both companies that includes the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of Forth Ports-owned Nordic Recycling by Sita UK under a share purchase agreement and a long-term agreement between the two companies.
As part of this agreement, SITA UK will deliver a new alternative fuels waste material processing facility at the Port of Tilbury, which will process both solid recovered fuel (SRF) and refuse derived fuel (RDF). The facility is part of a multi-million pound investment which will complement the materials recovery facility (MRF) currently operated at the Port of Tilbury.
Nordic Recycling, based at Tilbury Dock, includes the 100,000 tonnes per year capacity materials recovery facility and a recycling collection business, which have become part of Sita UK’s wider operations.
Located at a major logistics interchange, the Port of Tilbury and London Container Terminal provide Sita UK with a unique opportunity to transport alternative fuels and secondary raw materials, both domestically and internationally, by road, rail and sea.