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  • Background

    Wilton International offers major advantages to energy-intensive businesses looking to succeed.

    Its distinctive features and capabilities mean it appeals to a broad range of high-energy process industry sectors.
    From chemical and petrochemical foundations and with a proud track record of support for industry spanning more than 70 years, recent times have seen significant investments by firms in a wide range of high value, low carbon areas.
    Green energy, biofuels and plastics recycling operations have been drawn to the site, with minerals processing and new materials sectors also recognising its attractions.
    Sharing access to the same integrated combination of power, utilities, infrastructure and site services, firms can tap into the wider strengths of the Teesside area too.
    These include supportive Government and business partner organisations, excellent communications allowing for easy access to markets, full supply chain support and a readily available workforce steeped in process operation experience.

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  • Economic Importance

    Wilton International is of major importance to the local, regional and national economy.

    Thousands of people rely on the site and the adjacent Wilton Centre (www.wiltoncentre.co.uk) for work each day. Most live in the Teesside area and spend millions of pounds on goods and services each year.
    Hundreds of supply chain companies – including contractor firms offering a wide range of maintenance and engineering goods and services – are based on site or close by and are critical to the success of the main companies.
    The process industries in the North East contribute more than £10 billion to the national economy each year with Teesside also a centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering and home to the UK’s largest exporting port.
    Teesside has some of the lowest operating costs in the UK, with rent and rates around half that of most major UK cities and a quarter of those in Aberdeen, London and the South East. The area also boasts an experienced, skilled and affordable workforce.

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  • Investment

    Continual investment by the Wilton International site companies has seen more than £1 billion spent in enhancing operations in recent years.

    Land at Wilton International is included within the Tees Valley Enterprise Zone and companies setting up there can be eligible for Enhanced Capital Allowances.
    Under current legislation, companies looking to locate at Wilton may be able to apply to receive first year capital allowances at 100 per cent on qualifying plant and machinery to a maximum of £100 million to offset against Corporation Tax.

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  • Site Integration

    Wilton is a hugely integrated site with an unparalleled infrastructure including more than 120Km of corridor carrying pipelines, cables and distribution systems – important links saving investors time and money in getting new projects off the ground quickly.

    Culverts, bridges, pipe supports and anchor blocks, cable routes and supports also add to the infrastructure advantages of the site.
    With existing rights of access and planning consent, the use of this integrated infrastructure can bring significant financial and time benefits in getting new projects off the ground quickly.
    Wilton Supplier Village is a major attraction to companies with a wealth of expertise and experience in operation and engineering support. Located centrally it allows these companies to support current and potential site initiatives.

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  • Partnership

    Site companies work in genuine partnership with a wide range of external stakeholders for the benefit of the entire area.

    Many companies are members of NEPIC, the body representing process industries in the region and many have excellent relationships and support from people and organisations in the public and private sectors.
    These include the area’s elected MPs, councillors and officers from the local authority Redcar and Cleveland Council, plus regional Governmental bodies including Tees Valley Unlimited.
    Local education and training providers including Teesside University, TTE Technical Training Group, Middlesbrough College and Redcar and Cleveland College ensure people in the area have the right skills and competencies to fill key operational and management roles.

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  • Safety and Security

    Safety is the top priority for all companies on the Wilton International site.

    All take safety, health and environmental (SHE) matters extremely seriously and share their knowledge and experiences on a regular basis to maintain the highest standards of operation.
    Many of the companies carry out operations covered by the Government’s Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) regulations 1999 and as such must abide by strict SHE rules and regulations under the watchful eye of the Health and Safety Executive and the Environment Agency.
    Falck Fire Services UK is based onsite and provides Industrial Emergency Response. The team delivers a range of world class emergency response services to onsite customers as well other industrial locations across Europe.
    Falck also offers around the clock security for customers and a range of services is specifically designed to safeguard customers and their assets.

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  • Low Carbon Energy


    Global utilities provider Sembcorp is the powerhouse behind the Wilton International site with years of experience of meeting customer needs and ambitious plans to double its generating capacity across the world. A range of combined heat and power (CHP) assets save over 300,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions every year compared to a fossil fuel facility of a similar capacity.
    Resilient, reliable, sustainable and low carbon power provision is central to Wilton International’s attraction to investors and provides a stable platform for operations and developments. By joining the UK’s largest privately owned power network investors benefit from competitively priced power supplies- a major reason why the site remains one of Europe’s major investment hubs.
    The site also has the ability to import power, if needed, from a National Grid high voltage connection nearby.


    Sembcorp supplies customers with millions of tonnes of steam each year, utilising combined heat and power facilities based on site. The steam is distributed at high, intermediate and low pressures through a comprehensive network of pipelines.
    Steam supply is of key importance to many site processes and Wilton International has the flexibility to respond to varying customer demand at short notice.

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  • Water

    Sembcorp’s high grade water treatment plant is one of the largest multi-stream facilities of its kind in Europe and the largest in the UK.

    It is capable of supplying more than 1,600m3 per hour and holding 11,000m3 of stock. This high grade demineralised water is then distributed to Wilton Site customers via its pipeline service or via loaded collections to be distributed across the UK.

    Sembcorp can also supply the a variety of further utilities thought the distribution pipeline network services to site residence which are the following: large quantities of industrial potable & raw water, compressed air, natural gas and nitrogen.

    New developments can also call upon their drains management and effluent treatment expertise should it be needed.

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  • Logistics

    The site offers excellent connections into the UK and mainland Europe via road, rail and sea.


    The site is easily accessible from the North and South via the A1 (M) and A19 whilst the A66 and M62 provide excellent links east to west.
    A private road connects directly to Teesport, providing access without having to leave the site or use public roads; resulting in quick connections for deliveries to and from the port.


    One of the largest privately owned rail sidings in the UK, comprising a total of 26 miles of Bullhead rail track. Wilton’s extensive rail track is connected to the Network Rail Middlesbrough to Saltburn line.
    The rail network also links to Teesport, making Wilton the perfect location for any business, requiring goods in or goods out.


    Teesport is operated by PD Ports, and is just 2 miles away from Wilton International. It is the third largest port in the UK by tonnage, seeing over 5,000 vessel calls a year and handling 40 million tonnes of cargo. .

    With over 25 unitised vessel calls a week and connections to most of the world’s largest shipping lines, Teesport is widely recognised as the best connected and fastest growing feeder port in the UK.

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  • Analytical

    Wilton International has access to a full 7 day a week analytical service to business and industrial customers and is proud to have international ISO 17025 and ISO9001 accreditation for analysis.

    Also offered is a bespoke request for analysis service utilising some of the most up to date analytical techniques for the assessment of ‘unknown samples’.

    For further information contact UK-Analytical@sembcorp.com

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  • PR Services

    Sembcorp’s highly experienced PR team is ideally positioned to assist potential investors in gaining the support and understanding of the various external stakeholder groups at Wilton and across Teesside as a whole, including key press, political and business contacts.
    Please click below for the PR flyer.

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Land Development
  • Land Development

    Wilton International features 130 acres of Greenfield development land available with outline planning permission for heavy industrial use, plus an additional 200 acres of brownfield land and 230 acres of light industrial development land.

    Together with ready-made site wide infrastructure including tunnels, roads, rail, pipe bridges, culverts, drains and effluent outfall management, it has everything needed to enable investors to get on stream quickly.
    The outstanding success of Wilton International owes a great deal to the strength of the partnership that exists between Sembcorp, the international site operating companies and partner organisations external to the site such as Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, NEPIC and Tees Valley Unlimited.


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  • Development Plots

    Across the Wilton International site there is a range of development plots available for investors to come and develop upon. As well as having access to a reliable and competitively priced utilities and infrastructure, incoming investors can also access a wide range of value-added services enabling incoming companies to focus on core operations.
    We will endeavour to find you the right development plot for your project and would consider dividing up larger plots for developments.

    Wainstones Plot


    The Wainstones plot is a 39 acre Brownfield development plot located on the south west boundary of Wilton International. It is the plot where the former 1875MW Teesside Power station stood. The plot is flattened to ground level whilst the existing gas connection and electricity export substations have been preserved.
    This plot is ideally suited to the development of a new gas fired power station for more information please download the flyer below or contact us with your enquiry.

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  • Office, warehouse and compound opportunities

    Secure office, warehouse and compound space is also available at Wilton International. A wide range of companies have benefited from a base at Wilton International and so could your business!

    Office space- We have a range of offices available at Wilton which will put your business firmly in the heart of one of the UK’s and Teesside’s major industrial areas. Available on a long or short term lease the offices are ideal for businesses looking to expand or who already provide a service on site.

    Warehouse space- We have recently refurbished warehouse space that can be the perfect base for your business or provide the short or long term storage solution you need during a project on site.

    Compound space- The Wilton Supplier Village is an area of the site comprised of compounds that are used in the supply chain of both the site and the wider Teesside industrial area. It has been a hugely popular addition to the site as it allows direct access to some of the biggest businesses on Teesside and it reduces travel time allowing more time to be spent on projects and orders.

    We have a wide range of compound space available depending upon the needs of your business. Space is available on a long or short term basis and extensions can be negotiated.

    For more information or to discuss an option that works for your business please contact us: enquiries@wiltoninternational.com

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Investment Opportunities
  • Investment Opportunities

    The Wilton International site provides businesses of all sizes an ideal opportunity to develop their business. Whether this development is an expansion on current operations, downsizing of operations or a new development/venture.
    Some industrial sectors are more suitable for a development on site than others, we have created the following information sheets for these sectors. This is by no means an exhaustive list of sectors so if the sector you operate in isn’t featured then please contact us and we can discuss the project and opportunity in more detail.


    The UK provides a massive opportunity for an automotive development. Currently there is an estimated £4billion gap in the market for UK-made components.

    Wilton International is the perfect location for an energy intensive automotive development. The site offers developers:

    • Low cost power
    • Secure and reliable supplies
    • Enterprise Zone status
    • Supportive planning
    • Trained and available workforce
    • Fast access to markets

    For more information download the flyer below or to discuss the needs of your project please contact us-

    Email: enquiries@wiltoninternational.com
    Telephone: 01642 212019 or 01642 212020

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  • Sembcorp Utilities UK Ltd



    Sembcorp Utilities UK is a leading industrial energy, utilities and services provider based in Teesside.

    With major customers in key UK industrial manufacturing sectors including chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels and recycling, the business is investing heavily in greener and more renewable forms of energy.

    Sembcorp also plays a key role in attracting global investment and jobs to the Wilton International site through its business development activities.

    “The professionally managed site has a long and successful history of welcoming investors in an increasingly wide range of energy intensive sectors.”

    Stephen Hands, Acting Site Director and SVP Legal, Sembcorp Utilities UK

    Sembcorp Utilities UK Ltd

    PO Box 1985, Wilton International, Middlesbrough,TS90 8WS

    Tel: +44 (0)1642 212000
    Fax: +44 (0)1642 212690

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  • SABIC UK Petrochemicals



    SABIC is one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies.

    SABIC UK Petrochemicals runs a number of major assets on the Wilton International site including the Olefins 6 “Cracker” plant which makes ethylene and propylene, the basic ‘building blocks’ of a wide range of everyday items, plus the Low Density Polyethylene Plant which makes a versatile form of plastic.

    Sectors and products they are used in include: chemicals, plastics, automotive and aviation, clothing and footwear, paints and coatings, construction, agriculture, healthcare, furniture, packaging, paints, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals.

    “Wilton International gives us easy access to the feedstocks and supply chain support network that we need and makes it easy for us to export our products throughout Europe and beyond.”

    John Bruinooge, Site Director, SABIC UK Petrochemicals

    SABIC UK Petrochemicals

    The Wilton Centre, Wilton,
    Redcar, Cleveland TS10 4RF

    Tel: +44 (0)1642 453366

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  • Ensus



    Ensus Limited, based in Yarm, UK, operates one of the largest production plants for bioethanol in Europe.

    With an annual capacity of 400,000 cubic metres of bioethanol and 350,000 tonnes of dried protein animal feed.

    Ensus operates Europe’s largest bio-refinery, running a process based on wheat as a feedstock to make bioethanol used in road fuel, high protein animal feeds favoured by farmers and carbon dioxide for the food and drinks industry.

    Ensus is a member of the CropEnergies Group, which is one of the leading European manufacturers of sustainably produced bioethanol for the fuel sector today


    The Granary, 17a High Street, Yarm
    TS15 9BW, UK

    Tel: +44 (0)1642 794040

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  • Lotte Chemical UK




    Lotte Chemical operates the UK’s only PET manufacturing plants, PET being the plastic most widely used for the packaging of soft drinks, mineral water, foodstuffs and many other goods.

    “Wilton International is well established and accessible location for our only UK based business and we benefit from the sites integrated services. The proximity to the Tees and direct access to the port enable us to import raw materials and export our product to Europe. The superior road network from Wilton International to the UKs motorway arteries of the A1 and M1 allow good access to our UK Customers.“

    Steve Scott Technology and Services Director of Lotte Chemical UK

    Lotte Chemical UK

    Davies Office, Wilton International, Redcar
    Cleveland, TS10 4XZ

    Tel: +44 (0)1642 45 1000
    Fax: +44 (0)1642 45 1328

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  • Huntsman Polyurethanes (UK) Ltd



    The Huntsman Polyurethanes business is a US-based global leader in the manufacture of  MDI-based polyurethanes, with over 3,000 customers in more than 90 countries.

    At Wilton, Huntsman makes nitrobenzene and aniline. Nitrobenzene goes into the manufacture of aniline and in a typical year around 90% the aniline is exported for the manufacture of MDI at the Huntsman facility in Rotterdam.  It can also be sold to external customers with the primary use (apart from MDI) being in the manufacture of rubber chemicals and dyestuffs.

    Polyurethanes are essential components in a wide variety of products such as insulation, appliances, automotive components, footwear, adhesives, coatings, mattresses and furniture, and composite wood products (e.g. MDF and OSB).

    Huntsman Polyurethanes (UK) Limited

    Box 99, Wilton International
    Redcar, TS10 4YA

    Tel: +44 (0)1642 834700
    Fax: +44 (0)1642 834742

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  • Falck Fire Services UK Ltd



    Falck is a leading international provider of industrial fire and rescue services for high-risk industries and airports globally.

    It also provides healthcare, ambulance and assistance services and has strong customer relationships with a wide range of international companies across the world.

    Falck are based at the Wilton International Site and have a range of services specifically designed to safeguard customers and their assets.

    “The calibre of people available to those looking to establish and invest in businesses and operations at Wilton is second to none.”

    Paul Frankland, Technical Director of Falck Fire Services

    Falck Fire Services UK Ltd

    Wilton International
    TS90 8WS

    Tel: +44 (0)1642 212301

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  • Lifestyle

    The vibrant North East of England is a hidden gem, offering a lifestyle that the more congested parts of the UK can only look on with envy.

    From spectacular countryside to stunning coastlines, impressive museums to exciting outdoors, the Tees Valley area boasts a wealth of attractions making it the ideal place to work and live.

    The warm and welcoming community has its own special character and the friendly people have always embraced the cultural diversity that businesses and people from across the globe bring to the area.

    Over recent years, the Tees Valley has been transformed and an on-going programme has brought modern, striking developments.

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  • Exciting Place to Live

    Tees Valley offers an unbeatable quality of life.

    House prices are below the national average and residents additionally benefit from excellent schools, over £225 million invested in Further Education facilities and £70 million recently secured to develop the public transport network.

    In less than 20 minutes from any vibrant Tees Valley town centre there is a choice of stunning coastline or rolling countryside.
    The North York Moors National Park nearby is one of the area’s most distinctive landmark, as is Roseberry Topping with it’s jagged cliff summit cutting through the horizon. Beauty and power a real symbol for the area with abundant countryside, award winning coastlines and traditional market towns matched only by the dramatic industrial landscape.

    Once dubbed ‘an infant Hercules’, Middlesbrough is the urban hotspot of the Tees Valley. The iconic Transporter Bridge represents a proud industrial and engineering heritage while the top ranking Teesside University and creative cluster of nearby DigitalCity demonstrate a vision for the future.

    Tees Valley is a great place to live and learn, play and earn.

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  • Explore the Tees Valley

    With fast flowing roads, excellent rail connections, two airports on the doorstop and one of the UK’s largest ports, Tees Valley is easy to get to and around.

    Situated right in the heart of the area is the Durham Tees Valley airport, offering flights to UK destinations and Schiphol, Amsterdam. Within a 50 mile radius are two more international airports, with Newcastle and Leeds Bradford within easy reach.

    With the A1(M) and A19 providing North-South links, and the A66 going East to West, the Tees Valley can stay connected to other major manufacturing center’s and sea ports. As well as excellent air and road links, the area offers a rail network providing both passenger and freight connections, with direct routes to London and other major cities.

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  • Learning & Exploring

    In Tees Valley, there are over 30,000 students at our two universities.

    With Teesside recently named University of the Year and Durham rated in the top 5 UK universities for research and academic achievement. Between them, these institutions cover the full range of subjects and courses and have excellent reputations for engaging with employers.

    The site companies have excellent working relationships with all areas of academia from the universities, to sixth form and technical colleges and secondary and primary schools.

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  • Tees Valley Supports Carbon Capture and Storage Testing

    Tees Valley is enhancing its Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) credentials after being chosen
    by Edinburgh University as the location for a CCS project.

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  • SABIC named company of the year

    Teesside chemical company SABIC has been named Company of the Year by the
    Chemical Industries Association in recognition of its demonstrated business growth and
    sustained contribution to the economy.

    SABIC, which has major operations at the Wilton International site near Redcar, has
    made a range of major, sustained investments including the current Gas Cracking
    Project to the Olefins plant at Wilton. The plant’s conversion to take US shale gas will
    safeguard thousands of Teesside jobs whilst securing the company’s long-term future
    in the region. More…

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  • Ensus restart for trial

    The CropEnergies executive board has decided to start up the bioethanol plant in Wilton, UK,
    for a trial run starting in July 2016 at the latest. The plant has been offline following a pause in
    production since February 2015.


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  • New SABIC Site Director points way to secure future

    A major SABIC project will secure the long-term future of the firm’s Teesside business and will safeguard thousands of local jobs, says new Teesside Site Director John Bruijnooge.

    Bruijnooge says the major work to upgrade SABIC’s Olefins Cracker at Wilton has created hundreds of construction jobs and will safeguard thousands more across Teesside, and secure
    the long-term future of the Teesside business.

    SABIC is converting its massive Wilton based Olefins plant to take US shale gas, which is far cheaper than naphtha, the raw material that is currently used by the firm to produce the
    chemical building blocks for everyday items.

    Work is also underway to complete the build of a cryogenic tank at the company’s North Tees site, between Port Clarence and Seaton Carew, as part of an import terminal for the project.
    Phase one of the Gas Cracking Project will be completed in 2016.

    Bruijnooge, who is based at SABIC’s UK manufacturing HQ in the Wilton Centre, said: “After a series of years of restructuring and downsizing, SABIC is now reinvesting to secure the long
    term life of its assets.


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  • Biffa Wilton Investment

    Biffa Polymers to double output with £6.5 million investment

    Biffa Polymers, part of leading national waste management services provider, Biffa, has announced a £6.5 million investment into a new recycling line at its Wilton plant in Redcar.

    The second recycled High Density Polyethylene (rHPDE) line will enable the company to double its output of food grade rHDPE, which is used to make milk bottles and food trays, from 10,000 tonnes per year to 20,000 tonnes.

    Expected to be operational from early 2017, the new line will provide extra capacity for plastics recycling at a time when the wider plastics recycling industry is experiencing instability.

    Chris Hanlon, commercial director at Biffa Polymers said: “The creation of a new RHDPE line at our Redcar plant will put capacity back into the market to meet the growing demand that we are seeing, which is particularly important given recent events in the plastics recycling industry.


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Find out more about our space

To find out more about our space simply contact us using the contact information below, feel free to ask any questions or even come and visit us using the details provided to the right. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tel: 01642 212120
Email: enquiries@wiltoninternational.com
Address: Wilton International, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS10 4RG


Visitors to Wilton International site who require more information ahead of their visit should please contact the Visitors Induction Centre – Tel 01642 212358.

Accessing our Site

Upon arrival please follow signs to the Visitors Induction Centre where you will be asked to complete a short induction process. Visitor parking is available to the front of the entrance. Site visitors who require more information please contact the Visitors Induction Centre – Tel 01642 212358.

Access By road

From the A19 follow the A174 into Redcar Town Centre, at the Kirkleatham Roundabout take the first left onto Wilton International Site, where you will reach the Visitors Induction Centre. You can find detailed directions to Wilton International Site here.

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Wilton International Site
Sembcorp Utilities UK
TS10 4RG