SASOL's Ethane Cracker Plant Contract As Been Awarded To Major Engineering Technology Providers

Sasol awards US ethane cracker contract to major service providers

5:59 AM, 16th July 2013
SASOL Business News

WESTLAKE, US: Sasol has awarded a series of engineering and technology provider appointments as it continues to advance front-end engineering and design (FEED) of its world class ethane cracker and derivatives project. The ethane cracker is designed to produce 1.5 million tonne per year of ethylene. The current project cost of the ethane cracker is estimated to be $5 – $7 billion.

Fluor Corporation is the main FEED contractor for the ethane cracker and derivatives project. Toyo Engineering Corporation will provide Individual engineering services agreements for the development of basic engineering packages for the linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant; Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd for the low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant, and Samsung Engineering America for the ethylene oxide (EO) and mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) units.

The technologies of Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology Inc, ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC, Univation Technologies LLC and Scientific Design Company Inc have been selected for the ethane cracker. Worley Parsons Limited has been contracted to support Sasol’s own project execution team as part of an Integrated Project Management Team.

“We are delighted to be working with these world class contractors and technology partners in executing our project. The selected companies are leaders in their respective fields and have the technologies, systems and expertise to help us deliver the project on schedule, optimizing our return on investment,” said Johan du Preez, Executive Vice President, US Mega projects, Sasol.

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