Rockwell lands $15M contract

Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation has secured a $15 million contract from Cleveland, Ohio-based Vadxx Energy LLC.

The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction and management of a facility for converting plastic waste to synthetic engery that Vadxx plans to build in Akron, Ohio.

“Our technology represents a unique and profitable way to decrease the amount of end-of-life plastics that are disposed in landfills and convert them to synthetic oil and gas,” said Jeremy DeBenedictis, vice president of operations at Vadxx. “Rockwell Automation strengthens our technology by providing complete design, build and commissioning of our new plant. We’ll have a process technology solution that will enable us to rapidly deploy our technology globally.”

Vadxx’s commercial-scale plant will recycle about 60 tons of plastics per day. A Rockwell PlantPAx Process Automation System will allow for integrated smart controls in the facility.

“This win is significant for us because it demonstrates our sustained effort to become an industry leader in alternative energy solutions, helping to preserve the world’s natural resources and promoting a cleaner environment,” said Terry Gebert, vice president and general manager of Rockwell global solutions. “Our team is helping Vadxx reduce risk, shorten its time to market, and expand to other global regions.”

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