Contract awarded for gas-to-liquids automation project

Emerson Process Management has been chosen to automate Sasol's planned integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and ethane cracker complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

08/02/2013


Sasol, an international integrated energy and chemical company, has chosen Emerson Process Management, for a comprehensive program to automate its planned integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) and world-scale ethane cracker complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  

Sasol anticipates a total investment of $16 billion to $21 billion in the two facilities. When completed, the GTL plant will transform the region’s abundant shale gas into high-performance, low-emissions diesel and other transportation fuels. The adjacent ethane cracker and derivatives plant will convert ethane to ethylene and other downstream derivatives.  

Emerson will provide the majority of the process automation technologies, engineering, and ongoing support services for the operations under a long-term agreement. The two companies will work closely together to chart ongoing automation activities shaped by the facilities’ performance. 

Emerson’s automation solution for the Sasol plants is based on its PlantWeb digital plant architecture, which include control and safety systems, control valves, and measurement and analytical instruments. Initial automation planning and engineering work begins immediately. 

Emerson Process Management

www.emersonprocess.com 

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