UZBEKISTAN: Uzbekistan GTL JV awards Technip contract for gas-to-liquids project

Uzbekistan GTL, a joint venture owned 44.5% each by Sasol and Uzbekneftegaz and 11% by Petronas, is building a facility to produce 1.4-million t/y of GTL diesel, kerosene, naphtha and liquid petroleum gas using Sasol's Fischer Tropsch technology.

Technip has successfully executed the first phase contract for the plant related to the detailed feasibility study.

Sasol earlier said the plant is expected to be operational in the second half of the decade.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 19 Dec 2011

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)