It does not have assets such as drilling platforms or large oil tankers, its assets are represented by the talent of its engineers, the constant push for innovation and its ability to marge large complex projects. Established at the beginning of the 80s by an entrepreneurial project that has been consolidated over time and has integrated significant and historical Italian engineering, expertise (Tecnimont, part of the Montedison Group, and Fiat Engineering) the Maire Tecnimont Group, which was listed on the Milan stock exchange in 2007, is now a global leader in the supply of technology and engineering and construction activities for large industrial plants for the transformation of natural resources (downstream of hydrocarbons: petrochemicals, fertilizers and oil & gas refining) as well as green chemistry and the circular economy.
The Group, which is headquartered in Milan and guided by its Chairman and founder Fabrizio Di Amato, and by the CEO and Managing Director Pierroberto Folgiero, is present in more than 45 countries through 50 operative companies, with activities and construction sites distributed across 8 time zones, and has completed more than 1,500 projects globally, it relies on approx. 9,100 people, including employees and collaborators, and has a technological portfolio comprised of 123 patent families and approx. 1,500 specific patents. Over the past years, as a confirmation of its pioneering entrepreneurial vision, Maire Tecnimont has concentrated its activities on the creation of a technology portfolio able to respond to the new market needs, supporting the development and industrialization of an economy based on the use of renewable resources to support the energy transition. Today it can count on more than 70 new innovation projects in the area of green acceleration, more than 54 new patents in different areas, which mainly concern the development of new raw materials for petrochemical production, the optimization of existing technologies to reduce the environment impact of industrial processes and the development of new sustainable technologies.
In this context, NextChem was established in 2018, the group company that develops and manages technological initiatives that support green chemistry and the energy transition, with activities that range from the area of plastic and waste recycling to that of bioplastics and electrochemistry. More importantly, it has designed a "circular district" model that integrates various technologies, responding both to the objectives of decarbonization as well as the increase in recycling volumes and reduction in incineration and landfilling. It is particularly suited for the green reconversion of traditional industrial sites with processes based on the use of fossil sources, which would be replaced with raw materials derived from renewable and circular sources.
"We are ready to carry out an active entrepreneurial role in this new industrial cycle that requires capital, technologies and integration capacity", says the Chairman Di Amato. "Today, green chemistry is a fantastic opportunity for replacing the import of fossil sources with new circular raw materials, which can be found abundantly in Italy. For this, we propose our idea of circular industrial districts. This is a model that is able to combine the objectives of the circular economy with those of decarbonization, reduce the use of incineration and the related environmental impacts and permit the production in Italy of chemical products that are today imported from abroad. It is a model that can also integrate other green chemistry technologies and can help the country in the green reconversion of traditional industrial sites, creating GDP and employment in a sustainable manner. We are ready to fill the role of the industrial enablers of this transition".