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Sasol and Synfuels

Piping network contract completed in September

By: Helene Le Roux     12th December 2003 An intricate network comprising several kilometers of piping interconnects Sasol’s 15th air-separation unit (ASU) to the rest of the plant infrastructure at the petrochemical group’s synthetic fuels production facilities in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

Construction contract already wrapped up in April

By: Helene Le Roux     12th December 2003 Local specialist Group Five Mining and Industrial completed a contract for the civil works and pipe racks for Sasol’s 15th air separation unit (ASU) in April 2003, having started on site in October 2002. 

QuikTrip

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2003 Sasol Oil intends modelling its retail fuel brand on that of the highly-successful US QuikTrip, Engineering News can today report. 

More success from total cost-of-ownership savings

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2003 There has been more success than expected from Sasol’s NetGain programme. 

A stab from LAB

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2003 Linear alkylbenzene (LAB) is an important detergent intermediary that has contributed nearly a quarter of the turnover of Sasol’s olefins and surfactants division. 

Stone-laying for pioneering Middle Eastern gas project

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2003 The stone-laying ceremony for the world’s pioneering gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in the Middle East is scheduled to take place on December 7, Engineering News can today report. 

The stick and the carrot of the big Project Turbo

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2003 South Africa’s biggest industrial project in years is being firmed up for submission to the board of this country’s largest petrochemicals company, Engineering News can today report. 

Vision for petroleum company of future

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2003 An enlightened approach to business processes with enabling technologies can dramatically improve downstream company competitiveness. 

Approval gained for valves range

31st October 2003 With the recent Sasol Technology (Sastech) approval of both Leser API specification safety relief valves and TLV steam traps and related equipment for use on Sasol?plants being granted, Heaton Valves Africa is looking ahead with optimism. 

Projects show trend to integration

31st October 2003 Automation and control solution provider Honeywell is a technology partner with Sasol and has had much experience providing control solutions for the petrochemical industry worldwide 

Innovative technology for projects

31st October 2003 Sourcing the best solutions and products and ensuring innovative technology for plant operations is a key to the success of any leading conglomerate. 

Columns contract for octene plant

31st October 2003 A leading engineering and construction company based in Secunda, Mpumalanga, CB&I Constructors SA, was awarded a contract by Linde on behalf of Sasol, in April this year, to supply three carbon steel columns for Sasol’s new 1-Octene Train 2 plant at Secunda, CB&I director of sales and... 

Iranian cracker on target

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Sasol Polymers International’s R3,6-billion investment in an ethane-based crackerplus low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plants in Iran is proceeding according to plan, Sasol executive director Jan Fourie tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview. 

Natural gas facilitates more ammonia output

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 South Africa’s sole manufacturer of ammonia has been placed in a position to increase ammonia production capacity by 12% at Sasolburg next year as a result of the introduction of natural gas to South Africa from Mozambique, Engineering News can today report. 

Low emissions, less water use in new natural gas era

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Engineering News spoke to project director: natural gas Elmore Marshall and Sasol Petroleum International GM Martin Vorster on the new pipeline to bring natural gas from Temane in Mozambique to Secunda at Sasolburg in South Africa and discovered the benefits natural gas will bring, not the least... 

Tar firm in niche-market drive

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Bottom-of-the-barrel beneficiator Sasol Carbo-Tar is on an intense drive to capture niche markets. 

Flying high on coal

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Groundbreaking work done by petrochemical giant Sasol on the production of synthetic jet fuel from coal, is expected to gain worldwide approval from aviation authorities for the fuel by August, Engineering News can today exclusively report. 

Future intermediate fuel being researched in South Africa

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 A search is on for a new fuel to bridge the gap between existing conventional fuels and the eventual introduction of the fuel cell, Engineering News can today repo 

On target at the halfway mark

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 The plans looked somewhat ambitious for a plant of the magnitude of Sasol Synfuels in Secunda -but their implementation is on target at the halfway point. 

New Secunda-rivalling plans for more Middle East gas-to-liquids

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 A large new gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Qatar – nearly four times the size of the pioneering $950-million GTL plant now under construction there – is a new possibility in the Middle East where use would again be made of advanced South African technology, Engineering News can today... 

Japanese must deliver the first GTL reactors by October 2004

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 A consortium of two large Japanese companies has been contracted to fabricate the first two reactors for the highly-significant gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant that is being built by South Africans in the Middle East, Engineering News can today report. 

R71-billion-worth of projects

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has approved a record R71-billion of capital expenditure for about 260 projects which are currently in various stages of execution, Engineering News can today exclusively report. 

Chemicals sector getting ready for a price ‘flyer’

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Though current economic circumstances in the global chemicals industry are depressed, the industry is budgeting for an expected price ‘flyer’ in the next two years, outgoing Sasol Chemical Industries (SCI) MD Ralph Havenstein tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview. 

Sasolburg is setting out to be the wax capital of the world

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Waxmaker Sasol Wax South Africa is laying the foundations for what it hopes will be the wax capital of the world in the town of Sasolburg in the Free State. ? 

R1,8bn saving to be exceeded

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 A new advanced procurement and supply process introduced by Sasol in 1999, is expected to bring about more savings than the targeted R1,8-billion by 2005, procurement and supply management GM Willie Rossouw tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview. 

Mozambicans trained at new natural-gas plant in Temane

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Skills training has been provided for some 750 Mozambicans at the central processing facility (CPF) in Temane, starting point of the 865 km natural-gas pipeline to South Africa, Engineering News can today report. 

R19bn chemical-project suite

23rd May 2003 A key feature of Sasol’s future strategic planning is to expand its chemicals portfolio in Southern Africa and, increasingly, in Europe, the Americas and Asia. 

$700m raised in 36 hours

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Sasol Limited has entered the project finance arena with award-winning impact, raising $700-million in a mere 36 hours for a new pioneering gas-to-liquids (GTL) project now under construction in the Middle East, Engineering News can today report. 

New human resources model in process of implementation

23rd May 2003 The performance of Sasol Mining has been so impressive under Jannie van der Westhuizen that the former Sasol Mining MD has been appointed to head the human resources (HR) portfolio for the entire Sasol group, Mining Weekly can today report. 

NYSE trading volume doubles in first month

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Sasol’s trading volumes on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) have more than doubled in the first month of trading, Engineering News can today report. 

Introduction of natural gas to lower air-pollution levels

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 The arrival of natural gas will have a direct impact on the amount of carbon dioxide that the country’s industries release into the air. 

Research and development

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 A powerhouse of innovation, Sasol Research and Development (R&D) division’s business-driven approach towards developing new technology, makes a significant contribution towards creating and sustaining the company’s competitive advantage. 

Fuel research takes new leap into Cape Town

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 As the largest South African petrochemical company and a world leader in the development and application of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology, Sasol has established itself as a market leader in the field of fuels research and development (R&D). 

Five areas of social focus

23rd May 2003 Sasol’s corporate social investment strategy has five focus areas, namely education, job creation, health, arts and culture and the environment.? 

New octene train plant by September 2004

23rd May 2003 The basic engineering phase is due to be completed this month for the R870-million second octene train project, Sasol Technology project manager Fritz Weilbach tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview. 

Students mentored on new pipeline

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 Nine young engineers from previously-disadvantaged communities have been mentored during the construction of a new R49-million steam pipeline in Sasolburg, Engineering News can today report.? 

New truck-stop centre in Sasolburg

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 A new truck-stop centre is being built in Sasolburg for opening in October this year, Engineering News can today exclusively report.? 

Government asked to stagger lead-free petrol introduction

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2003 The government should consider delaying the introduction of regulations to enforce the use of lead-free petrol and lower-sulphur diesel in South Africa to ensure that there are sufficient skilled human resources and manufacturing capacity within the country to cope with the capital projects that... 

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