Enviro commences construction of jv partnered plant in Uddevalla

Enviro commences construction of jv partnered plant in UddevallaTyre recycler Enviro Systems recently officially kicked off the construction of its recycling plant in Uddevalla. This plant is its flagship and the first in an extensive European initiative where, together with partner company Antin, it aims to recycle 1 million tonnes of tyres by 2030, a third of all end-of-life tyres in Europe.

Enviro’s CEO Fredrik Emilson, chairman Alf Blomqvist, and board member Peter Möller were present and together with Uddevalla’s municipal councilor Martin Pettersson and the property owner Fratera’s CEO Peter Karlsson, they held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony with the assistance of an excavator.

Since Enviro, Antin Infrastructure Partners, and Michelin finalised the investment decision for the plant last week, construction of the recycling plant in Uddevalla has now begun in earnest. Representatives from Enviro, Uddevalla municipality’s political leadership, the general contractor EBC, and Fratera gathered at the industrial site just outside Uddevalla recently.

In the initial phase, the plant is expected to generate around forty green industrial jobs for the region, but the environmental permit obtained allows for expansion, which could create additional job opportunities. From Enviro’s perspective, the company’s CEO emphasises that it’s been a good collaboration that has led to the construction now proceeding.

“Of course, many have contributed to getting us to this point, but the succesful cooperation with both the municipality, property owners, and general contractors has played a very significant role in us reaching all the way,” says Enviro’s CEO Fredrik Emilson.

The general contractor for the construction is EBC together with Fratera Fastigheter. The plant is expected to be fully operational by 2025.