The Challenges

IHI E&C engineered and constructed two methanol plants (Plant II & III) for Methanex Chile Ltd. in Punta Arenas, Chile. Plant II was designed for a methanol production capacity of 2,700 metric tonnes per day (MTPD) and Plant III for 3,000 MTPD.


  • Two world scale methanol plants at remote location
  • Scope included basic design, detailed design, procurement , construction and start-up assistance
  • Lump-sum EPC contracts
  • Projects executed from IHI E&C’s office in Houston, TX, U.S.A.
  • Global procurement
  • Innovative logistics to minimize shipping cost
  • Contract award to performance test: 25 months

Project Description

Client:Methanex Chile Ltd.
Location:Punta Arenas, Chile