Sasol selects S&B Engineers Lake Charles tetramerization plant

Media

Sasol selects S&B Engineers for Lake Charles tetramerization plant

5:28 PM, 9th June 2011
Sasol selects S&B Engineers for Lake Charles tetramerization plant
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.

(C) WOC News

 

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


Tosoh to manufacture and sell new cleaning solvent

TOKYO, JAPAN: Tosoh Corporation will commence the manufacture and sale of a new industrial cleaning solvent that it has developed independently at its ...

Read more
Samsung bags Luberef’s refinery expansion contract in Saudi Arabia

SEOUL, KOREA: Samsung Engineering Co Ltd had been awarded the Yanbu refinery expansion project from Luberef (Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refining Com ...

Read more
Researchers develop new technique for nanostructure assembly

GAINESVILLE, US: A team of researchers from the University of Florida (UF) have developed a new technique for growing new materials from nanorods. Mat ...

Read more
ZeaChem wins California Energy Commission’s $4.6 million award

LAKEWOOD, US: ZeaChem Inc, developer of highly-efficient biorefineries, has been selected as a proposed recipient of a $4.6 million award from the Cal ...

Read more
Dr Reddy’s to acquire OctoPlus for €27.39 million

MUMBAI, INDIA: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, together with its subsidiaries, intends public offer to acquire the issued and outstanding share ...

Read more
Aemetis, Chevron Lummus expand agreement for renewable jet and diesel fuel

CUPERTINO, US: Aemetis Inc has signed an expanded, global license agreement with Chevron Lummus Global (CLG) for the inexpensive, rapid production of ...

Read more
Copyright © 2014. Kimberlite Softwares Pvt. Ltd., India. All rights reserved.
World of Chemicals.