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.

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