SABIC is one of the world’s largest makers of chemicals, fertilisers and plastics and has operations at Wilton, near Redcar, and North Tees. It is a leading employer in the Teesside area, employing around 600 staff and an additional 400 contractors. The Teesside operations emit around 1.25 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

“It’s a leading green growth initiative in the UK aimed at attracting further investment to the region and reducing industrial carbon emissions. SABIC’s recent work on carbon re-use in Saudi Arabia has shown us first-hand the feasibility of Teesside Collective’s vision and the benefits that realising income streams can bring.”

John Bruijnooge, Site Director of SABIC’s Teesside operations