ZURICH (AFX) Ð Swiss engineering ABB said today it has won an order worth over US$200 million with Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Co Ltd to build part of a new US$2.7 billion petrochemical complex in China.

The new plant near Shanghai is scheduled to start operations in the first half of 2005, the engineering group said.

ABB will provide process technologies and engineering procurement services for a 900,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) naphta cracker plant and an olefins conversion unit to produce 590,000 MTA.

Shanghai SECCO Petrochemicals Co is a joint-venture owned by BP Chemical, Sinopec and Shanghai Petrochemical Corp, ABB said.