Starting January 2017, TEMA has supplied 46 stainless steel exchangers to the Lake Charles Chemicals Project, part of the Flour Technip Integrated Sasol project. The last dispatches left Indian shores on 25 April 2017.
The Lake Charles Chemicals Project is a prestigious one for the South Africa-based global chemicals company, Sasol. It is one of the most expensive overseas investment projects in the state of Louisiana, USA. On successful commissioning of this petrochemical complex, Sasol’s production capacity will increase, enabling the company to acquire a major share of the growing global chemicals market.
TEMA is proud to partner Sasol in this venture. Under the technical supervision and guidance of Managing Director, Haresh Sippy, TEMA India has manufactured a Gas-Gas Heat Exchanger which weighs 248 MT, is 20 m in length, 3.6 m in width and has a shell diameter of 3.4 m. It is the largest exchanger TEMA has manufactured since inception.
The exchangers manufactured by TEMA will be an integral part of the six downstream chemical units under construction at Lake Charles, Louisiana. The equipment will drive Sasol’s Integrated Value chain that caters to retail, wholesale, commercial, industrial and electricity customers.