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Commissioning Sasol’s mega-project

In 2009, Sasol kicked off the Fischer-Trpsch Wax Expansion project to increase substantially the throughput of its Sasolburg facility in South Africa, including replacing some old Fischer-Tropsch reactor technology and implementing a range of environmental improvements.

The award of basic engineering responsibilities was followed with being awarded the EPCm contract, for what was one of Sasol’s largest projects.

Construction of this project required a significant on-site labour-force employing some 3,500 recruited from the local population, managed by some 180 staff members. In addition, our team led a safety review board that oversaw the 25 key construction contractors.

As part of our safety programme, we implemented a series of safety initiatives which include monthly practical demonstrations, weekly bulletins and weekly HSE information-sharing packs.

Location:South Africa
Client:Sasol
Value:US$900 million
Scope:Engineering, procurement and construction
Date:2009 - 2012