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July 11, 2013

Sasol integrated GTL and ethane-cracker complex contract to WorleyParsons

Gerald Ondrey

WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) has been awarded a contract by Sasol North America, Inc. (Sasol) for an integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and ethane-cracker complex. The contract is for WorleyParsons to provide Integrated Program Management Team (IPMT) services for the front-end engineering and design phase, with the intent to subsequently provide IPMT services to the engineering, procurement and construction phase of the project.

Sasol’s integrated complex will comprise of a world-scale ethane cracker that will produce 1.5 metric tons per year of ethylene with downstream derivative plants and a 96,000-bbl/d GTL facility. It will produce high quality transportation fuel, including GTL diesel and other value-adding chemical products. It will be located adjacent to Sasol’s existing chemical complex in southwest Louisiana. Current project costs are estimated between $16 to 21 billion.

 

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