Christine Render

Consulting Partner

Christine holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has over 35 years experience in the energy and petrochemical industry, specifically in front end concept engineering, process design and multi-disciplinary engineering management.

About Christine

 

Christine holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds (UK) and is a Chartered Engineer. She has 35 years’ experience in the energy and petrochemical industry, specifically in front-end concept engineering, process design and multi-disciplinary engineering management. Christine was a member of the Group Management team of Sasol (Executive Manager Engineering) and has held several directorships.


She has been involved in the front-end development & design of many of Sasol’s plants, as well as the PetroSA GTL plant in Mossel Bay, South Africa. She started up and led Sasol’s Concept Development function for more than 10 years, accountable for prefeasibility and feasibility studies on Sasol’s capital projects. Christine was on the Joint Steering Committee of the Sasol China CTL project through prefeasibility & feasibility as well as playing a pivotal role in early development of Sasol’s GTL projects (Oryx, Canada, USA etc).


Christine’s areas of expertise include:

  • Group Management (of Sasol Group of Companies)
  • Business Management
  • Strategy Development
  • New Business Development
  • Project Concept Development (prefeasibility & feasibility) and Process Development and Design
  • GTL and CTL technologies and flowsheets
  • Project framing and scope development
  • Multi-discipline engineering management.

 

 

 

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Hydrogen as Energy Carrier

Hydrogen as Energy Carrier

In this article, we share some thoughts about a potential future hydrogen economy, discuss the different production routes for hydrogen, consider logistic implications of hydrogen storage and distribution, and describe some of the applications of hydrogen, and particularly transport applications.

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Effective Process Safety Management

Effective Process Safety Management

"Keep it in the pipe!" This paper addresses the elements of a process safety framework through the stages of a project from concept design, to detailed design, to operations; and translates these into elements of a process safety management programme. Introduction...

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Technology Selection

Technology Selection

This paper explores the factors to be considered in selecting competitive technology from a number of available technologies.  It also touches on the use of new, unproven, technologies and in-house technology development. Introduction One of the basic accountabilities...

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