Sasol announces possible traffic delays due to equipment moves - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sasol announces possible traffic delays due to equipment moves

WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

Sasol has announced that there may be some traffic delays in the area this week due to equipment moves.

Officials, in a Sunday news release, said that Sasol continues construction on its first-of-a-kind Tetramerization Unit and the equipment moves are related to that.

"The company would like to inform the community of upcoming equipment transports through the City of Westlake, which may result in some traffic congestion," the release states.

The movement of a large process vessel was set Monday.

Later this week, officials said the final large vessel will be transported into the plant along the same route at approximately the same time.

"The transport takes approximately two hours with some congestion possible around the intersections of Miller and Sulphur Avenue, Sampson Street and Old Spanish Trail, Guillory and Old Spanish Trail, Guillory and Houston River Road. Please avoid these areas during the equipment transport if possible," the release states.

Officials said the schedule depends on the weather and permitting. They said if the move is postponed, transport will occur as soon as possible thereafter. No electrical outages will be associated with the transportation of these vessels, officials said.

"Sasol's Tetramerization Unit is the first of many projects that Sasol has announced for our area. The unit is expected to be complete and ready for start up by the end of the calendar year. It will produce co-monomers, which are used in plastics to make them more durable and flexible," the release states.

For more information on Sasol's projects and career opportunities, visit the website at www.sasolnorthamerica.com.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lake Charles native discusses new role as Louisiana's higher education commissioner

    Lake Charles native discusses new role as Louisiana's higher education commissioner

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:37:43 GMT
    Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)
    Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)

    The next person to oversee college campuses across our state is someone some might recognize.  Lake Charles native Kim Hunter Reed was selected to become Louisiana's Commissioner of Higher Education after a months-long search.   "It's a wonderful feeling, and a wonderful opportunity," said Reed.   Reed was chosen over three other finalists for the job. "When the phone rings and people say to you your state needs you, they need your...

    More >>

    The next person to oversee college campuses across our state is someone some might recognize.  Lake Charles native Kim Hunter Reed was selected to become Louisiana's Commissioner of Higher Education after a months-long search.   "It's a wonderful feeling, and a wonderful opportunity," said Reed.   Reed was chosen over three other finalists for the job. "When the phone rings and people say to you your state needs you, they need your...

    More >>
  • Authorities recover stolen motorcycle in Elton

    Authorities recover stolen motorcycle in Elton

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:11:32 GMT
    (Source: JDPSO)(Source: JDPSO)

    A man stole a motorcycle in the 2200 block of US 190 in Elton, officials say. 

    More >>

    A man stole a motorcycle in the 2200 block of US 190 in Elton, officials say. 

    More >>
  • Lake Charles man sentenced for stealing rhino horn

    Lake Charles man sentenced for stealing rhino horn

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:09:14 GMT
    (Source: USDOJ)(Source: USDOJ)
    (Source: USDOJ)(Source: USDOJ)

    A Lake Charles man stole a black rhinoceros horn from McNeese State University, according to the United States Department of Justice.  McNeese's Biology department staff reported to police that a horn had been stolen from a mounted black rhinoceros head on display, says United States Attorney David C. Joseph. Joseph says the United States Fish Wildlife Service agents found the horn for sale online in Sulphur on a website with images of the horn on the hood of a car. An undercov...

    More >>

    A Lake Charles man stole a black rhinoceros horn from McNeese State University, according to the United States Department of Justice.  McNeese's Biology department staff reported to police that a horn had been stolen from a mounted black rhinoceros head on display, says United States Attorney David C. Joseph. Joseph says the United States Fish Wildlife Service agents found the horn for sale online in Sulphur on a website with images of the horn on the hood of a car. An undercov...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly