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Sasol fires up 140 MW on-site gas-fired plant

Energy and chemical company Sasol is now testing an on-site 140 MW gas-fired combined heat and power plant at its facility at Sasolburg in South Africaࢀ™s Free State.

The plant is described by the company as South Africaࢀ™s largest gas engine plant. It replaces coal-derived grid power and is due to hit full capacity by year-end, one quarter ahead of schedule.

Sasol CHP plant

Sasol plans to increase its power generation capacity to 60 per cent by 2013 and aims to cut its emissions by 15% from a 2005 baseline by 2020.

ࢀœSasol partners with government to deliver solutions and this latest investment is part of our significant capital expenditure programme in South Africa,ࢀ said Sasol New Energyࢀ™s managing director, Henri Loubser

Sasol is a signatory to the South African Energy Efficiency Accord, an agreement between government and industry leaders to take voluntary measures to increase energy efficiency.

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