http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 16.31Change: -0.01
R/$ = 14.22Change: 0.03
Au 1292.99 $/ozChange: 1.84
Pt 1079.50 $/ozChange: 3.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 14, 2012

Sasol says 140 MW gas-fired plant on track

Back
Construction|Africa|Bitumen|CoAL|Diesel|Gas|Natref|Petrochemicals|Petroleum|Power|PROJECT|Projects|Refining|Sasol|Africa|South Africa|Crude Oil|Energy|Power Generation|Power-generation|Products|Operations|Diesel
Construction|Africa|Bitumen|CoAL|Diesel|Gas|Petrochemicals|Petroleum|Power|PROJECT|Projects|Refining||Africa||Energy|Power Generation|Power-generation|Products|Operations|
construction|africa-company|bitumen|coal|diesel-company|gas|natref|petrochemicals|petroleum|power|project|projects|refining|sasol|africa|south-africa|crude-oil|energy|power-generation|power-generation-industry-term|products|operations|diesel



Petrochemicals giant Sasol has confirmed that its 140 MW gas-fired plant under development in Sasolburg would be commissioned in the first half of 2013.

In an update on its R14-billion worth of investments at its Sasolburg operations, the JSE-listed company said that the R1.8-billion gas-fired plant would replace coal-fired power generation, helping the group to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from Sasolburg by a further one-million tons a year.

Construction started in July 2011. Sasol concluded an agreement with Finnish company Wärtsilä South Africa to operate and maintain the plant for three years.

The company is also investing R8.4-billion in its wax expansion project in Sasolburg, which entails the construction of a wax production facility. The second phase is currently under way.

Some of the plants in the first phase have been commissioned. Once Phase 2 is complete, Sasol would have doubled its current hard wax production capacity in South Africa.

Meanwhile, the company reported that the construction of its R1.9-billion ethylene purification plant, driven by good local demand for polyethylene material, would provide an additional 48 000 t of additional ethylene capacity a year, allowing better use of the existing downstream polyethylene plants. The plant is expected to start up in the 2013 financial year.

Meanwhile, Sasol continues to engage with the National Treasury and the Department of Energy on cost recovery mechanisms and specifications to be prepared and published by the South African Bureau of Standards. This would impact on the group's crude oil refining joint venture, Natref, in Sasolburg, necessitating substantial investment to comply with the specification regulations.

Natref produces mostly petrol, diesel, jet fuel, paraffin, light petroleum gas and various grades of bitumen with a limited amount of by-products, such as liquid sulphur, liquefied CO2, sodium hydrogen sulphide and ammonium sulphide.

The company said that the expansion projects were creating much-needed employment opportunities in the Sasolburg area.

“However, as the projects are progressing, the need for scarce skills is growing. The biggest requirement is still for highly specialised welders,” it said in a statement.

Recruitment and appointment of highly specialised welders were being done by contractors in accordance with Sasol's Out of Country Nationals Policy, in conjunction with Sasol and the Department of Labour. “Apart from coded welders, there is also a shortage of experienced and well-trained scaffold builders, and to a lesser extent boilermakers and fitters,” Sasol concluded.
 

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Energy News
The World Bank does not expect the recent rise in platinum prices to be sustained for the full year, with its latest ‘Commodity Markets Outlook’ report forecasting a 10% year-on-year price decline in 2016. The report, released on April 26, notes that precious metals...
Securing its first project in Tanzania, privately owned gas-driven power plant specialist Clarke Energy has won a contract to supply one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Bakhresa Group flagship company Said Salim Bakhresa for a combined heat and power...
President Jacob Zuma
South Africa is a reliable partner committed to an equitable economic partnership with Iran on a win-win basis, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. South Africa had categorically condemned the imposition of unilateral sanctions against Iran and applauded the recent...
More
 
 
Latest News
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa
Cabinet has extended the contract of Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) director-general Nosipho Ngcaba and approved the appointment of Limpho Makotoko as the new DEA COO.     “Under the leadership of Ngcaba, the DEA has consistently received clean and...
Mzwandile Masina
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has invited companies to participate in a trade and investment mission to Ghana and Nigeria from August 8 to 12.   Companies in the agriculture and agroprocessing sectors, built environment professionals, automotive and...
Cabinet has approved the Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) 2016/17 to 2018/19, which seeks to achieve a higher-impact industrial policy in difficult economic circumstances, including the difficulties faced by the domestic steel industry and the drought which has...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Automotive 2016: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Automotive 2016 Report provides an overview of South Africa’s automotive industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into local demand and production, vehicle imports and exports, investment and competitiveness in the sector, as well...
Energy Roundup – April 2016 (PDF Report)
The April 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for March 2016 and includes details of a North Gauteng High Court Judge’s dismissal of a court application to postpone the 9.4% electricity tariff increase, which the National Energy Regulator of South...
Electricity 2016: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2016 report provides an overview of South Africa’s electricity sector, focusing on State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Energy Roundup – March 2016 (PDF Report)
The March 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for February 2016 and includes details of the Department of Energy’s plans to announce the preferred bidders for the first tranche of the coal independent power producer procurement programme; the Council...
Steel 2016: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2016 Report examines South Africa’s steel industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the global steel market and and particularly into South South Africa’s steel sector, including production and consumption, main...
Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
The two spent-fuel pools at Eskom’s 1 800 MW Koeberg nuclear power station, in the Western Cape, will be full by 2018, increasing the urgency on the State-owned utility to begin pursuing alternative storage options. Koeberg has, over the past 32 years, accumulated a...
South Africa lacks the skills necessary to implement the government’s plan to build 9.6 GWe of new nuclear energy capacity, warns nuclear-qualified Quality Strategies International CEO David Crawford. “Apart from the concern about the affordability of the programme,...
DOROS HADJIZENONOS The 700-series devices provide network security monitoring, app control, URL filtering, VPN security, antivirus, antispam, antibot, and advanced intrusion prevention and detection functionality
Cybersecurity multinational Check Point has released its latest 700-series cybersecurity systems for small businesses, which draw on its international threat intelligence to provide up-to-date cybersecurity, says Check Point South Africa country manager Doros...
Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) saw a marked slip in new-vehicle sales in 2015 compared with 2014, with sales dropping from 5 897 units to 5 300 units. The decline came as the South African new truck and bus market declined from 31 558 units in 2014...
Group of 20 (G-20) economies threatened to penalise havens that don’t share information on their banking clients after the leak of the Panama Papers provoked a global uproar over tax evasion. The G-20 will consider “defensive measures” against financial centers and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149