Company to host business opportunity forum in Lake Charles to introduce contractors to local business community
WESTLAKE, Louisiana, USA – Sasol has selected five Louisiana-based contractors to support construction of its ethane cracker and derivatives project, reflecting a commitment of more than $1 billion in contracts.
Cajun Constructors, Inc. and James Industrial Constructors will perform site civil works. This work includes some of the first activity at the site and consists of site preparation, piling and foundation work. ISC Constructors, LLC and MMR Constructors, Inc. will perform electrical and instrumentation work. Turner Industries will conduct mechanical, structural steel and piping work.
“With the announcement of our final investment decision, Sasol is excited to advance construction at our ethane cracker and derivatives project site,” said Mike Thomas, senior vice president of U.S. Operations for Sasol. “These contractors bring extensive Louisiana and petrochemical construction experience and these appointments reflect our commitment to using Louisiana businesses on the project.”
Numerous hiring, subcontract and procurement opportunities will be available directly with these local Louisiana construction contractors. Sasol will host a business opportunity forum on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 4-7p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center for the company’s appointed Louisiana-based construction contractors to meet with the Southwest Louisiana business community and share information about available opportunities.
“We encourage local businesses interested in working on the projects to attend this forum and learn about anticipated timelines, application processes and business needs,” Thomas said.
Selection of these local Louisiana construction contractors follows the appointment of Fluor Technip Integrated (FTI), a joint venture of two firms, as the primary engineering, procurement and construction management contractor. These local Louisiana construction contractors will be managed by FTI on Sasol’s behalf.
Additional construction contractors will be announced as the project progresses. Contact information for each of the contractors will also be provided on Sasol’s website at www.sasolnorthamerica.com as it becomes available.