Topsoe, Sasol enter into collaboration agreement to jointly license GTL technologies

B64A7286 1Sasol and Haldor Topsoe, two of the gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology providers, have entered into a collaboration agreement to offer single-point licensing of proven and bankable GTL solutions to produce diesel, kerosene and naphtha from natural gas

Under the collaboration agreement, the companies will continue to offer these core technologies and will now also supply the Topsoe hydroprocessing and hydrogen technologies. This gives potential customers access to a single-point licensing offering covering the entire value chain from gas feed to liquid fuels.

As single-point licensors, Sasol and Topsoe will offer customers all necessary technology licenses for a complete GTL solution and in addition provide basic engineering, catalysts, and hardware.

TechnipFMC has been pre-approved to provide licensor engineering support and carry out front-end engineering design, detailed design, procurement, and construction. TechnipFMC was the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the Oryx GTL facility in Qatar and has performed a number of front-end engineering designs for GTL facilities, including the Uzbekistan GTL.

Amy Hebert, deputy CEO of Topsoe, said, “This is unique and extremely valuable for customers seeking bankable GTL solutions for monetising abundant natural gas reserves. With this collaboration, we now offer customers a full range of solutions based on many of Topsoe’s core technologies, and we are excited to expand our companies’ global leadership for proven gas monetisation solutions.”

Marius Brand, acting EVP Technology of Sasol, commented, “Although Sasol announced in 2017 it would not pursue future equity participation in greenfield Coal to Liquids or GTL opportunities, we recognise that our Fischer-Tropsch technology has a role to play in monetising in-country natural gas resources otherwise not accessible. In addition, the technology could play a significant role, in conjunction with renewable energy resources, in the conversion of greenhouse gases to sustainable liquid fuels. The combination of the Sasol and Topsoe technologies offers a proven and robust solution for these applications.”

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