Sasol awards FEED to Technip on Louisiana GTL
Sasol has chosen Technip as the main contractor for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of its proposed gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant near Westlake, Louisiana.
Sasol announced Monday that it has selected Technip as the
primary contractor for the front-end engineering and design
(FEED) phase of its proposed gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in
"The selection of Technip as FEED contractor is a milestone
in the advancement of our GTL facility," said Johan du Preez,
executive vice president of US mega project
s for Sasol.
"With experience as the execution contractor for our ORYX GTL
plant in Qatar, and the primary FEED contractor for our
proposed GTL plant in Uzbekistan, Technip has the expertise
to help us deliver this first-of-its-kind project
for the United States."
In December 2012, Sasol announced its intention to build a
GTL facility adjacent to its existing site near Westlake,
Louisiana. Using Sasol's proven, proprietary technology
, the proposed facility
will convert abundant domestic natural gas
into more than 96,000
bpd of GTL diesel and other valuable products.
Sasol expects to conclude the FEED phase and reach final
investment decision for the GTL project in 2016. The
cost is between $11
billion and $14 billion.