As part of Sasol’s plans to strengthen its position in a growing global chemicals market, the company is developing a world-scale ethane cracker and derivatives complex that will roughly triple its chemical production capacity in the United States.
The new complex, located adjacent to Sasol’s existing facility in Southwest Louisiana, encompasses a 1.5 million tons-per-year ethane cracker; and six downstream derivatives units; and associated utilities, offsites, and infrastructure work.
Sasol has been one of Fluor’s strategic Clients in South Africa since 1960 and turned to Fluor to support these growth plans in the United States. Currently serving as the primary engineering, procurement, and construction management contractor for the project in a joint venture with Technip, Fluor was also the front-end engineering and design contractor.
The Sasol Ethane Cracker and Derivatives Project was named Top Petrochemical Project of 2015 by Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.