(EnergyAsia, February 7 2013, Thursday) — Finland’s Metso said it has been selected as a primary supplier of ball and butterfly valves for a major energy and chemical project in China’s Shaanxi Province.

The Helsinki-based firm said it will deploy a technical service team on-site to assist with installation and training at Shaanxi Yanchang ChinaCoal Yulin Energy & Chemical Co Ltd’s plant which has been listed as a UN project promoting clean coal technology and recycling. Shaanxi Yanchang ChinaCoal aims to efficiently exploit the local resources including oil, gas, coal and salt in the province’s Jingbian county.

Metso said it will deliver 300 on-off ball valves and control butterfly valves for the plant’s low and high density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE) units as well as stage 1 and 2 polypropylene (PP) and catalytic cracking (CC) installations valves for the LDPE by March.

Shaanxi Yanchang ChinaCoal is overseeing the development of the Jingbian Energy and Chemical Integrated Utilisation complex, a key project for Shaanxi province.

The project will initially process a mix of coal, oil-field gas and refinery dry gas to produce methanol and olefin cracked from residual oils. Later, it will aim to develop downstream olefin industries that will form the core of an industrial chemical base.

Metso is a leading global provider of valve services and solutions, including control valves, automated on/off and emergency shut-down valves, as well as smart positioners and condition monitoring systems.