Fluor was awarded a contract by Sasol Technology to perform basic
engineering services associated with the Natref clean
fuels 2 project in Sasolburg, South Africa, the companies
announced on Tuesday.
Natref, the only inland crude refinery in South Africa, is a joint
venture between Sasol and Total. The undisclosed contract value
will be booked in Fluors second quarter of 2013.
Fluor has established a long and successful track
record at Natref, including the execution of the initial clean
fuels project in 2006, said Peter Oosterveer,
president of Fluors energy and chemicals business.
This new contract further demonstrates Fluors
strong position in the global clean
fuels project development arena and our
ability to deliver world-class work across Africa.
This award follows the successful completion of a
feasibility study and conceptual engineering by Fluor. The
purpose of the project is to develop, design and
build new process units on the Natref site in Sasolburg to meet
the legislated fuel specifications as promulgated by the South
In addition, some extensive modifications of existing units
will be evaluated and considered. One of the key components of
the basic engineering phase is to perform detailed up-front
planning and to develop a viable and cost-effective project
execution strategy to safely drive the efficient delivery of
the project within the approved budget, schedule and
The basic engineering phase of the project will initially be
led from Fluors Woodmead office in South Africa with
additional expertise from other Fluor global locations.
Fluor has maintained an ongoing presence in South Africa for
more than 50 years and recently dedicated its South Africa
headquarters office in Woodmead. There are also ongoing
operations in Durban, Cape Town, Sasolburg and Secunda with
some 700 employees working on Fluor projects in South Africa.