Engineering News | Sasol and Synfuels http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/sasol-and-synfuels Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:14:19 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Financial results exhibit value-based growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/financial-results-exhibit-value-based-growth-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467537 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684184_resized_sasol102017bloomberg1022.jpg STRONG PERFORMANCE The company’s strong cost performance was achieved by the sustainable delivery of its Business Performance Enhancement Programme and Response Plan 511 287 Company mitigates refinery industry challenges http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-mitigates-refinery-industry-challenges-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467647 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684526_resized_rtsafricaengineeringjune2017hyoptima2700seriessynfuelssasol1022.jpg MEASURING HYDROGEN The Hy-Optima 2700 series hydrogen analysers uses a solid-state, non-consumable sensor that is configured to operate in process gas streams 511 287 Pressure equipment for petrochem industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-offers-pressure-equipment-for-petrochem-industry-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467423 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684063_resized_energashighpressureseperatorsynfuelssasol20171022.jpg UNDER PRESSURE Energas' core focus is supplying systems and equipment for natural gas and petrochemical industries 511 287 Continued volatility impacts on energy and chemicals company http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/continued-volatility-impacts-energy-and-chemicals-company-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467492 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684095_resized_sasolheadoffice102017bloomberg1022.jpg RECORD PRODUCTION Sasol showed great resilience and character through delivering record production volumes at Secunda Synfuels 511 287 CTL beneficial as a synfuel http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ctl-beneficial-as-a-synfuel-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467522 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684151_resized_juddswiftsynfuelsamericassynfuels20171022.jpg JUDD SWIFT The cost of cleaner resources and technology makes conversion unreasonable for developing economies 511 287 First synthetic Blue Crude plant to start operation in 2020 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/first-synthetic-blue-crude-plant-to-start-operation-in-2020-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467511 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684154_resized_sunfirebluecrudesynfuels20171022.jpg GOING BLUE Refineries can use Blue Crude as a raw material for waxes, and petrol, diesel, kerosene and even rocket fuel 511 287 Initiatives aim to reduce carbon footprint and production costs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/initiatives-in-synfuels-industry-aim-to-reduce-carbon-footprint-and-production-costs-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467489 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684087_resized_shanua102017hollandandhausbergerfossilfuelfoundation1022.jpg GENERAL PUBLIC PERCEPTION The general public perception is that coal is a dirty and undesirable environment-costly option 511 287 Monitoring system assists with continuous safety and product quality http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/process-and-proximity-monitoring-system-assists-with-continuous-safety-and-product-quality-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467557 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684687_resized_lms511proobjectdetectionsystem102017sickautomation1022.jpg OBJECT DETECTION The LMS511 Pro object detection system will detect any objects or humans in the reclaimer path 511 287 Sasol mitigates material matters issues in 2017 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-mitigates-material-matters-issues-in-2017-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467791 1508762237 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684927_resized_commercialindustrialpropertysasolplaceinsideparagongroupprovided201707201022.jpg MANAGING MATTERS Sasol reviews and monitors material matters through stakeholder inclusiveness always keeping a sustainability context in mind 511 287 Supplier prepares for maintenance shutdown http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/supplier-prepares-for-maintenance-shutdown-2017-10-27 Marleny Arnoldi Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467330 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683849_resized_valvesheaton1022.jpg SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE Sasol’s Secunda plant shutdown every eight years gives many suppliers the opportunity to do maintenance and replacements 511 287 Euro Steel http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/euro-steel-2017-10-27 Creamer Media Reporter Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468576 1508767811 1509055200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686745_resized_0000649783pipestock1022.jpg 511 287 Positive prospects for synfuels sector with focus on efficient maintenance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/positive-prospects-for-synfuels-sector-with-focus-on-efficient-maintenance-2017-10-27 Simone Liedtke Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468450 1509088467 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686424_resized_renttechsaproducts102017renttechsa1022.jpg TO GROW AND PROSPER The country needs to have an efficient, cost-competitive local petrochemicals industry 511 287 Process Pipes http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/process-pipes-2016-10-21 Zandile Mavuso Sasol and Synfuels Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:31:00 +0200 430728 1500363086 1500363060 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Valuable partnership continued with new projects http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/valuable-partnership-continued-with-new-projects-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430556 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000594554_resized_sasolsecundanight081022.jpg FURTHER EXPANSION (lead pic) A 17th air separation train will supply oxygen and nitrogen to Sasol’s synthetic fuels and chemicals manufacturing process at its Secunda complex 511 287 Company assists in making way for new plants http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-assists-in-making-way-for-new-plants-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430540 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000594447_resized_jetdemolitonhighreachexcavator1020161022.jpg SAFETY IS KEY Cold-cutting equipment and high-reach excavators reduce the safety risks to personnel involved in the demolition of large plants 511 287 Robotic tank floor eliminates risks http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/robotic-tank-floor-inspection-eliminates-downtime-and-safety-risks-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430539 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000594438_resized_ahakpigs1020161022.jpg PRODUCT MODIFICATION A.Hak can now inspect furnace tubes as small as 3” in diameter 511 287 Conveyor belt delivers coal from new shaft at Middelbult operation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conveyor-belt-delivers-coal-from-new-shaft-at-middelbult-operation-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430642 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000594679_resized_conveyorbeltingpicture1022.jpg CONVEYING COAL The overland belt conveyor is transporting coal mined at the Shondoni shaft to Sasol’s coal supply operations, about 20 km apart 511 287 Steam traps enhance energy conservation, reduce downtime http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/steam-traps-enhance-energy-conservation-reduce-downtime-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430653 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000594775_resized_fs31022.jpg ENHANCED ENERGY USE The F46 connector, together with the Quicktrap steam trap range, will ensure efficient use of energy on Sasol’s seventeenth air-separation train 511 287 Engineering consultancy to guide GTL projects in Qatar http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/engineering-consultancy-to-guide-gtl-projects-in-qatar-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430663 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000594761_resized_sasoloryxgtlqatar1copy1022.jpg KEY CONTRACT SNC-Lavalin has established a five-year agreement with Oryx GTL to provide engineering consultancy services on projects at the Qatar-based GTL facility 511 287 Sasol wins tax award in Mozambique http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-wins-tax-award-in-mozambique-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430780 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Sasol invests in social responsibility initiatives http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-invests-in-social-responsibility-initiatives-2016-10-21 Robyn Wilkinson Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430626 1476714133 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Strong operating performance to continue in 2017 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/strong-operating-performance-to-continue-in-2017-2016-10-21 Nadine James Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430842 1476714134 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000595173_resized_sasolburgplant609041022.jpg SASOLBURG PLANT Sasol CFO Paul Victor stated that the outlook for 2017 remained reasonably positive 511 287 Lake Charles is value accretive in the long term http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lake-charles-is-value-accretive-in-the-long-term-2016-10-21 Nadine James Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 430831 1476714134 1477000800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000595119_resized_lakecharlessasol1022.jpeg LAKE CHARLES Sasol's Louisianan chemicals project is adjacent to its current chemicals operation 511 287 Sasol improves volumes, predicts strong 2016 output http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-improves-volumes-predicts-strong-2016-outlook-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388097 1445265169 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000476200_resized_secundagenview73892medres1022.jpeg BOOSTING ELEMENTS Sasol’s group-wide operational performance resulted from increased sales volumes, significant cost savings contribution and resilient gross margins 511 287 Business performance programme saves Sasol R2.5bn http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/business-performance-programme-saves-sasol-r25bn-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388090 1445265169 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000476191_resized_sboverviewnight31611022.jpeg CONSERVATION IMPERATIVE Sasol still plans to deliver remaining cash conservation benefits of between R30-billion and R50-billion over the following 24 months 511 287 German catalyst carrier production capacity increased http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/german-catalyst-carrier-production-capacity-increased-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 387893 1445265168 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000475645_resized_sasolsolventsgermany1022.jpeg SASOL GERMANY Sasol has expanded production capacity of its alumina spheres plant in Brunsbüttel, Germany, strengthening its position in the alumina market 511 287 Sasol’s new office construction progressing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasols-new-office-construction-progressing-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 387973 1445265168 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000475859_resized_sasolandsynfuelsnewbuildingsandton1022.jpeg SHOWCASING VALUE The new building’s look has been designed to link to Sasol’s logo, encapsulating the company’s values, such as stability and strength through synergy 511 287 Qatar GTL plant sustains solid performance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gtl-plant-sustains-performance-celebrates-safety-achievements-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 387992 1445265168 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000475936_resized_sasoloryxgtlqatar1copy1022.jpeg SOLID PERFORMANCE Sasol’s Oryx gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility’s average use rate of 90% for the 2015 financial year was in line with market guidance provided 511 287 Local petrochemicals giant turns 65 this year http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-petrochemicals-giant-turns-65-this-year-2015-10-23 David Oliveira Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 387983 1445265168 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Sasol submits affidavit to Constitutional Court http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-submits-affidavit-to-constitutional-court-2015-10-23 David Oliveira Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388020 1445265169 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Manufacture of GTL reactors and catalyst complete http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/manufacture-of-gtl-reactors-and-catalyst-complete-2015-10-23 David Oliveira Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 387978 1445265168 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Phase 2 of wax expansion project under way http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/phase-2-of-wax-expansion-project-under-way-commissioning-expected-in-2017-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 387989 1445265170 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000475921_resized_wepworkpack39385medres1022.jpeg MILESTONE PHASE Phase 1 of the Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project saw 7 200 t of steel erected and nearly 600 km of piping used 511 287 Synthetic fuel produced from air, water and green electrical energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/synthetic-fuel-produced-from-air-water-and-green-electrical-energy-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388131 1445265171 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000476299_resized_sunfirepowertoliquidssunfirefuel300dpicopy1022.jpeg ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE The power-to-liquids plant transforms water and carbon dioxide to high-purity synthetic fuels with the aid of renewable electricity 511 287 GTL base oil receives international acclaim http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gtl-base-oil-receives-international-acclaim-2015-10-23 David Oliveira Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388066 1445265170 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Petrochemicals giant maintains focus on US http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/petrochemicals-giant-maintains-focus-on-us-projects-starts-construction-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388108 1445265170 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000476248_resized_crackersiteprogress1022.jpeg PROGRESSING INVESTMENT Early works activities, site preparation and civil construction work at the ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Louisiana have been under way since 2014 511 287 Petrochemicals industry shows increased transport, heavy-lifting demand http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transport-and-heavy-lifting-services-for-refinery-projects-flourish-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 387965 1445265169 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000475832_resized_sasolandsynfuelsmammoetlifting1022.jpeg DELIVERY CAPABILITY Mammoet Southern Africa uses several crawler cranes and jacking and lifting methods to ensure the most significant time-saving solutions for customers 511 287 Packaged heating system to reduce heavy fuel oil’s viscosity http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/packaged-heating-system-to-reduce-heavy-fuel-oils-viscosity-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388113 1445265171 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000476256_resized_energastechnologieshassuppliedapackagedheatingsystemforalocaloilstoragefacilityupgrade1022.jpeg VISCOSITY REDUCTION The high-temperature temper packaged heating system will be used to heat up the heavy fuel oil from 20 ˚C to 80 ˚C 511 287 Auto manufacturer looking to develop diesel cars to run on converted CO2 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/auto-manufacturer-looking-to-develop-diesel-cars-to-run-on-converted-co2-2015-10-23 Mia Breytenbach Sasol and Synfuels Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 388124 1445265171 1445551200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000476281_resized_fordsynfuel1022bloomberg.jpeg PROMISING TECHNOLOGY Ford’s project will test the first-ever cars to run on environment-friendly dimethyl ether and oxymethylene ether 511 287