The Linde Group’s Engineering Division and Sasol South Africa (Pty) Limited have concluded a long-term agreement for engineering services.

The Professional Services Term Agreement will support engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and construction management and project management services to enable Sasol to meet its local growth, sustainability and environmental requirements through capital projects.

The agreement will leverage Linde’s planning expertise to improve continuity and enhance efficiency across the value chain, ensuring resource planning and management from the earliest project stages.

It runs for an initial term of two years with an option to extend.

Linde’s Engineering Division has continuously cooperated with international integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol since the latter’s founding in 1950.

To date, the German corporation has been awarded over a hundred contracts by the South Africa-based business ranging from conceptual engineering work to the complete supply of plants on a lump sum turnkey basis.

Tilman Weide, Member of the Board of Directors at Linde Engineering Division, said the conclusion of the new contract “represents another milestone in the long-lasting and fruitful relationship business relationship” between the two parties.

“This agreement will enable Sasol to expedite the commercial processes preceding the initial work developing the project scope,” Weide explained. “In addition, it will allow Sasol to take advantage of synergies offered by us and gain streamlined access to our resource and technologies.”