Sasol awarded Technip a contract to provide engineering and procurement for eight proprietary ultra selective conversion (USC) furnaces.
The contract is for a world-scale ethane cracker and derivatives complex to be located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The award follows Sasol’s selection of Technip’s proprietary ethylene technology and FEED for the cracker, which will produce an estimated 1.5 millio-tonne per annum of ethylene.
Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, USA, will execute the project.
“Following the selection of our ethylene technology during the early stage of this project, Technip is pleased to expand our role by supplying the most critical part of the cracker, the furnaces,” says Stan Knez, Technip’s senior vice president, Technip Stone & Webster process technology. “In addition, Technip’s North America region also is playing a significant project role, having been selected, with Fluor, to provide engineering, procurement and construction management for the cracker and derivatives complex”.
Technip has widened its range of services and has reinforced its leadership in the downstream business since the acquisition of Stone & Webster process technologies in 2012.