Established in 1958, specialized in engineering design and being active in EPC project contracting, the China Second Design Institute of Chemical Industry (formerly the China Second Design Institute of the Ministry of Chemical Industry, SEDIN in short) is a national engineering company and a member of China National Chemical Engineering (Group) Corporation. SEDIN has national class A qualification certificates for engineering design, EPC project contracting, etc. SEDIN can undertake such engineering projects as project consultation, preparation of project proposal and fusibility study report, basic engineering design, detail engineering design, environmental impact assessment, equipment/material procurement, engineering project management, EPC project contracting, engineering supervision, technical consultation, technical service, technology transfer, joint development, etc. SEDIN has expertise and technical advantages in such industries as petrochemical, petroleum/natural gas, organic chemical, coal-based chemical, inorganic chemical, fine chemical, pharmaceutical, pesticides, coking,etc. SEDIN, as an engineering company, is organized and operated according to the pattern of international engineering companies and has well-developed quality management and quality assurance system, and has consequently been awarded GB/T19001-ISO9001 and UKAS International certification. Presently, SEDIN has some 700 employees, among whom 1 is a National Design Master, over 20 are specialists being honored governmental special subsidy for their outstanding contribution, over 30 are professorate senior engineers and 230 are senior engineers. Gathering together various talents, SEDIN has over 40 specialties that are necessary for all its activities in project contracting and consultation, etc. SEDIN is equipped with modern network system and advanced engineering software, such as the state of the art ASPEN PLUS for process simulation, INTERGRAPH and PDS 3-dimensional engineering system for plant design, ANSYS for finite element stress analysis and PMIS and P3 for project management, etc. SEDIN has over 40 know-how and new proprietary technologies. During the 40 years since its establishment, SEDIN, with its strong technical force, has completed over 300 large and medium key projects of the State and localities throughout the country. Over 50 of its projects have been awarded prizes. With the Marketing Qualification Certificate to do business with foreign countries issued by MOFTEC (The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation), SEDIN has been cooperating with licensors and engineering companies from many countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Korea, etc.