World-Scale Ethane Cracker

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 chemical 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 selected Fluor Technip Integrated, a joint venture of two world-class firms, as the primary engineering, procurement and construction management contractor for the project.

Construction began in 2014. As of Sept. 30, 2018, the project, including engineering and procurement, was 91 percent complete, and construction was 75 percent complete. 

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