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Project Update




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Ethane Cracker & Derivatives Project Update

  • As at the end of March 2020, engineering and procurement activities were substantially complete and construction progress was at 99 percent.
  • Overall project completion was at 99 percent and capital expenditure amounted to US$12.6 billion.
Milestones Achieved
  • Ethoxylates Unit reaches beneficial operation in January 2020
  • World-scale Ethane Cracker reaches beneficial operation in August 2019
  • Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG) Unit reaches beneficial operation in June 2019
  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene Unit reaches beneficial operation in February 2019
  • LCCP achieves first steam
  • Sasol sets 317-foot ethylene oxide wash tower--tallest component at Louisiana mega project site
  • Sasol sets 1,380 ton ethylene oxide reactor--heaviest component at Louisiana mega project site
  • Rotating traffic signals installed--first of their kind in Louisiana
  • 16 Louisiana businesses strengthened and widened 2.36 miles of roadway in 192,700 man-hours for the heavy haul route

To learn more about these and other milestone achievements, please visit our project photos and media page.

Last update: June 1, 2020