Sasol seals energy, utilities deal for German EO site

03 February 2010 19:39  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--Sasol has agreed to a new energy and utilities supply deal for its site at Marl, Germany, where it produces ethylene oxide (EO), site operator Infracor said on Wednesday.

Under the deal, Infracor would supply Sasol with electricity, steam, nitrogen, cooling water and other utilities for a minimum of three years, it said.

In particular, the deal would allow Sasol to run the ethylene oxide plant flexibly, enabling it to quickly adjust the plant to variations in raw material availability and other factors.

Also, the agreement included market mechanisms to assure that Sasol would obtain its electricity at favourable prices, Infracor said.

Thomas Tebroke, Sasol plant manager at Marl, said that the economic crisis had underlined the importance to producers of flexible solutions for energy and utilities supplies.

Capacities, volumes or financial terms were not disclosed.

According to ICIS plants and projects, Sasol’s ethylene oxide capacity at the Marl site, north of Dusseldorf, is 215,000 tonnes/year.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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