James Slaughter Jr, President, S&B.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Sasol has selected S & B Engineers and Constructors (Houston, Texas) as its engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contractor to construct its ethylene tetramerization plant at Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The pioneering plant will utilize Sasol’s proprietary technology to convert ethylene to 1-octene and 1-hexene. This unique process was developed in Sasol’s R&D laboratories in South Africa and selectively produces alpha olefins required for the high growth polymer markets. Engineers and scientists from Sasol North America participated with an international team to design the unit, which will utilize the new technology on an industrial manufacturing scale. The project is targeted for start up in mid-2013 and will produce 100,000 metric ton per year of combined 1-octene and 1-hexene. With current production of over 350,000 metric ton per year, Sasol is a major producer of co-monomer range alpha olefins.
“We are committed to providing Sasol and the local community a safe working environment and a world class project,” said James Slaughter Jr, President, S&B.
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