South Africa: Sasol® Fixed Bed, Dry Bottom™ (Sasol® FBDB™) Gasification Technology
Sasol Technology Ltd of South Africa has appointed Hatch as one of its two preferred engineering firms for the Sasol® Fixed Bed, Dry BottomTM (Sasol® FBDB™) Gasification technology.
The initial term of the agreement is 10 years.
Hatch’s expertise in materials handling, machine design and pressure-vessel design is being applied to help Sasol achieve its ambitious plans to improve and proliferate the Sasol® FBDB™ gasification technology.
Our mandate covers the upstream aspects of the technology, including coal delivery, proprietary gasification equipment and ash handling.
We are also assisting Sasol’s existing coal-based gas operations in continuous improvement and optimization. Hatch is responsible for the design of proprietary equipment and specialized systems for coal-gasification units for new gasification plants currently under consideration by Sasol, and is assisting the company with the further development of its gasification technology.