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Vietnam’s first refinery gets crude for test run

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Quang Ngai (VNA) – The Dung Quat oil refinery in central Quang Ngai province on Nov. 30 received the first 80,000 MT of crude oil that will service its test-runs.

Present at the event, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Huynh Ngoc Son expressed his belief that the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, the Dung Quat oil refinery project management board and relevant sectors will work to put the refinery into operation on schedule to ensure energy security for the country.

According to the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group’s plan, the Dung Quat oil refinery will get 4 million tonnes of crude oil from the Bach Ho (White Tiger) oil field for its one-year test-running period.

The supply of crude oil will be undertaken by the Oil Corporation (PV Oil), which will take the responsibility of distributing all 3.4 million tonnes of oil and gas products produced by the Dung Quat oil refinery.

When officially operating in 2010, the Dung Quat oil refinery is expected to churn out around 5.7 million tonnes of petrol and oil of international standard to primarily serve domestic consumption.

The country’s first refinery is designed to be capable of refining 6.5 million tonnes of crude oil into LPG, Propylene and petrol 90RON, 92RON, kerosene, Jet A1, diesel, FO which are expected to meet around 30 percent of local demands.

So far, the Dung Quat refinery has almost 98 percent of its construction workload completed. It is expected to start commercial operation by late February, 2009.

On Nov. 12, the refinery put its first generator, a 4002A turbine, of four generators that will provide electricity to power the refinery, into operation. The remaining three generators are expected to become operational by the end of December this year.-

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