NGHI SON REFINERY
Nghi Son Refinery is the second planned oil refinery in Vietnam. The project is developed by a consortium of international companies. Petrovietnam holds 25.1%, Idemitsu Kosan and Kuwait Petroleum International each hold a 35.1% each, and Mitsui Chemicals has the remaining 4.7% of shares.
Nghi Sơn Refinery is under construction
Nghi Son Refinery is located about 200 kilometres south of Hanoi in Tinh Gia District of Thanh Hoa Province. Construction began on 23 October 2013, and refinery operations are targeted for 2017. The refinery is designed and built by a syndicate of EPC contractors including JGC Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation from Japan, GS Engineering & Construction Corporation and SK Engineering & Construction Co. from South Korea, Technip from France and Malaysia’s Technip Geoproduction. Planned capacity is 200,000 barrels per day (32,000 m3/d), slightly greater than that of Vietnam’s first Dung Quat refinery. Nghi Son refinery would have a designed capacity of 10 million tons of crude oil per year with possibility to increase the capacity to 20 million tons. It is expected to cost US$9 billion. The refinery project will also include petrochemical complex, energy facilities, pipeline and storage systems.
The project, a mega refinery and petrochemical complex, is devoted to the energy security of Vietnam, particularly the security of petroleum products. This is strategically important for the Government of Vietnam to meet the growing domestic demand for refined and petrochemical products driven by rapid industrialization and modernization of the country.
Some pictures of equipments in the project: