Sasol is constructing a world-scale petrochemical complex near our existing site in Southwest Louisiana. The project will roughly triple the company's chemical production capacity in the U.S. and enable it to build on its strong positions in robust and growing global chemicals markets.
At the heart of the project is an ethane cracker that will produce 1.5 million tons of ethylene annually, benefiting from significant economies of scale. The complex also includes six chemical manufacturing plants. Approximately 90 percent of the cracker's ethylene output will be converted into a diverse slate of commodity and high-margin specialty chemicals for markets in which Sasol has a strong position, underpinned by collaborative customer relationships.
Sasol has selected Fluor Technip Integrated, a joint venture of two world-class firms, as the primary engineering, procurement and construction management contractor.
Early works activities, site preparation and civil construction work have been under way since 2014. On-site concrete batch plants are operational and internal haul routes are complete, eliminating a significant amount of off-site public road use for material deliveries. Site above ground work is under way and the heavy haul route widening and strengthening project is complete. Mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work began in 2016. As of Dec. 31, 2017, LCCP was about 81 percent complete.
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