Nghi Son Refining & Petrochemicals Project
Nghi Son Refinery is the second planned oil refinery in Vietnam. It would be located about 200 kilometers (120 mi) south of Hanoi in Tinh Gia District of Thanh Hóa Province. Site-clearing for the project broke ground in 2008. Construction began on 23 October 2013, and refinery operations are targeted for 2017. Planned capacity is 200,000 barrels per day (32,000 m3/d), slightly greater than that of Vietnam’s first Dung Quat refinery. The site-clearing phase entails the resettlement of 350 households with 1,500 people and the surface leveling of the area.
Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical project will have the capacity to process 200,000 barrels of crude oil a day imported from the Middle East, producing petrochemical products such as gasoline, diesel oil, kerosene, jet fuel and polypropylene.
Engineering and Construction
A Joint Venture formed by Chiyoda Corp., JGC Corp., Technip, and South Korean contractors GS Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction were awarded an EPC Contract in January 2013. JGC acting as the Joint Venture leader.
Ownership and Operations
The owner is Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company which is a joint venture formed by Kuwait Petroleum International (35.1%), Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd (35.1%), Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation (25%) and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (4.8%).