One of the largest industrial companies in South Africa, The Sasol Goup, Johannesburg, has selected Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, as its top vendor for process automation solutions at all Sasol-owned greenfield projects over the next five years. Sasol is planning $3.5 billion in capital expenditures during the five-year period.
With the designation, Sasol has awarded Emerson its first contract, valued at $650,000, to supply Emerson's PlantWeb digital plant architecture and DeltaV digital automation system for a gas conversion project of Sasol Chemical Industries Ltd. Emerson and its South African representative, Alpret Control Specialists, will provide control and automation technology for two reformer trains being designed and constructed under license by Fluor Daniel at Sasol Chemical's gas conversion project in Sasolburg. Reformer trains are part of the processing technology used to convert natural gas to reformed gas.
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