Chart Energy & Chemicals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chart Industries Inc., was awarded a contract from Sasol for the supply of brazed aluminum heat exchangers and cold boxes for an ethane cracker at Lake Charles, La.

The brazed aluminum heat exchangers will be engineered and manufactured in Chart's La Crosse, Wis., plant and installed in cold boxes built at Chart's dedicated facility in New Iberia, La, before final shipment to Lake Charles.

The Sasol-owned cracker will produce an estimated 1.5 million tons of ethylene per annum and features Technip's proprietary ethylene technology. Chart's brazed aluminum heat exchangers and cold box equipment is fundamental to cryogenic processing, a key stage in the liquefaction and processing of natural gas and separation of the high-value natural gas liquids.