ICI completes its £70m investment at Teesside complex

ICI Polyurethane has completed its £70m investment in Teesside, which entailed extending its aniline plant capacity by 100,000 tonnes a year and constructing a new 400,000-tonne-a-year nitrobenzene plant at Wilton. The Petrus Project underpins up to 400 jobs at ICI’s Billingham and North Tees sites and creates 40 permananent jobs at Wilton. Charles Miller Smith, […]

ICI Polyurethane has completed its £70m investment in Teesside, which entailed extending its aniline plant capacity by 100,000 tonnes a year and constructing a new 400,000-tonne-a-year nitrobenzene plant at Wilton.

The Petrus Project underpins up to 400 jobs at ICI’s Billingham and North Tees sites and creates 40 permananent jobs at Wilton. Charles Miller Smith, ICI chief executive, who opened the project this week, said an annual five million road tanker miles would be saved as it ended tanker transport of nitrobenzene between Huddersfield and Teesside.

The plant will supply ICI’s Rozenburg plant in Holland and aniline customers.