Ethane cracker

Sasol hires 500th employee to support Southwest Louisiana mega project and announces additional jobs to come

Sasol announced Wednesday, Oct. 11, that the company hired its 500th employee for its $11 billion ethane cracker and derivatives project in Calcasieu Parish and expects to hire at least an additional 200 employees over the next two years to support its new operations, resulting in 700 new jobs.

Total partners with Borealis and Nova in $1.7B ethane cracker project

Total announced Monday, March 27, that the company is entering into a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a joint venture with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker at Total’s plant in Port Arthur and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport.
The joint venture is expected to be established in late 2017, according to a release by Total, and the final investment decision on the Borstar polyethylene plant will be made simultaneously.

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