Sasol appoints contractor for US plant
Johannesburg - Energy and chemicals company Sasol [JSE:SOL] has
appointed a contracting and engineering company for its tetramerisation plant
in Louisiana in the US, it said on Monday.
S&B Engineers and Constructors has been selected to build the
ethylene tetramerisation plant at Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The plant will use Sasol's proprietary technology to convert
ethylene to 1-octene (used as a plasticiser) and 1-hexene (which is used as a
chemical intermediate and for resins, drugs and insecticides).
Sasol senior group executive Andre de Ruyter said the
project is targeted for start-up in mid-2013.
"We are committed to providing Sasol and the local
community a safe working environment and a world class project", said
James Slaughter, president of S&B Engineers.