(EnergyAsia, October 21 2013, Monday) — Shanghai-based Wison Engineering said it has secured a contract from Erdos Jinchengtai Chemical Co to provide engineering services for the second phase of a major plant in Erdos or Ordos city in Inner Mongolia to convert coal to methanol.

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Wison Engineering, a major contractor for PetroChina, said it expects to complete the project in the third quarter of next year.

The Hong Kong-listed engineering firm said it recently completed a contract for Erdos Jinchengtai Chemical Co to provide the basic design, detailed design and project management for the plant’s production facilities, utilities and ancillary facilities while acting as a general contractor for the project’s first phase.

Erdos Jinchengtai started producing methanol products in May 2013.

Liu Haijun, Wison Engineering’s senior vice president, said:

“The acquisition of the project reflects the project owner’s recognition of and trust in Wison Engineering which will further drive the business diversification of the company. We endeavour to bring our integrated capabilities in the coal-to-chemical sector into full play while ensuring quality delivery.”