Origin International Inc (“Origin”) is proceeding with the next phase of development for the United States East Coast’s largest and only water bounded used oil recycling plant.
Origin is a leading environmental infrastructure and services group operating in the United States and Europe. To date Origin has established itself as one of the largest privately held used oil collectors in the United States as well as the largest mobile hydrocarbon recovery service provider in Europe which includes degassing, filtration and vapor recovery for maritime vessels, tank farms and industrial facilities.
Origin’s planned construction project in its Baltimore terminal will provide the United States East Coast with its largest, most versatile and only water bounded used oil recycling plant, regenerating close to one million barrels per annum of used and contaminated liquid hydrocarbons that it can receive by truck, rail, vessel or barge. The new plant will create an estimated 200 jobs during peak construction and 20 new full-time jobs at the site, with recruitment focused on residents in the Baltimore area.
The engineering and construction management team is making progress on several fronts. Day & Zimmermann Process & Industrial division is providing overall project management services as well as engineering and procurement for offsites and utilities equipment. WBCM Construction Services with sister company Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani LLC is performing overall construction management, preconstruction planning and permitting services. Studi Tecnologie Progetti S.p.A. Italy (STP) is performing process unit engineering, detailed design, procurement and site supervision. Becht Engineering is serving as owner’s engineer for the entire project. Front-end engineering and design has been completed by STP for the process unit and is in progress for offsites and utilities. Detailed design, preconstruction site planning and permitting are underway.
“This project represents a major milestone in Origin’s strategic growth plan in terms of vertical integration as well as providing a cradle to grave solution for the broadest range of waste liquid hydrocarbons. Our goal is that this plant will provide significant environmental and community related benefits to the city of Baltimore and surrounding mid-Atlantic regions,” said Nicholas Myerson, CEO of Origin.
“Day & Zimmermann is excited to be part of Origin’s strategic growth plan,” says Bill Wasilewski, President of Day & Zimmermann’s Process & Industrial Division. “We are particularly pleased to work within the capital project delivery team that has a common focus on delivering an asset that maximizes its return to investors.”
About Origin International
Origin International seeks to acquire and consolidate strategically located oil terminals, oil processing facilities, and storage assets throughout North America and Europe. The firm’s acquisition strategy focuses on waste oil recovery and recycling segments. For more information about Origin, visit www.origin-international.us. For more information on Origin’s largest shareholder, Element Group SA, visit www.element-alpha.com.