Nghi Sơn Refinery

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Nghi Son Refinery
Nghi Sơn Refinery is located in Vietnam
Nghi Sơn Refinery
Location of Nghi Son Refinery
Country Vietnam
Province Thanh Hóa
Coordinates 19°20′32″N 105°47′52″E / 19.34222°N 105.79778°E / 19.34222; 105.79778Coordinates: 19°20′32″N 105°47′52″E / 19.34222°N 105.79778°E / 19.34222; 105.79778
Refinery details
Owner(s) Petrovietnam, Idemitsu Kosan, Kuwait Petroleum International, Mitsui Chemicals
Capacity 10 million tons per year

Nghi Son Refinery is the second planned oil refinery in Vietnam. It would be located about 200 kilometres (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.[1] Planned capacity is 200,000 barrels per day (32,000 m3/d), slightly greater than that of Vietnam's first Dung Quat refinery.[2][3] The site-clearing phase entails the resettlement of 350 households with 1,500 people and the surface leveling of the area.

Technical features[edit]

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.[2] The refinery project will also include petrochemical complex, energy facilities, pipeline and storage systems. In addition to LPG, unleaded gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel and FO, the refinery is projected to produce bitumen, propylene and BTX as a raw material for the petrochemical industry.[4]

The refinery will be supplied with crude oil imports from Kuwait.[4]


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.[5] 70% of the construction costs will be financed through the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. According to Bloomberg, JGC won the EPC contract to build the refinery in 2011.[6]


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.[2] A contract to set up a joint venture was signed on 7 April 2008.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vietnam starts work on $9 bln refinery". Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vietnam To Build Another Refinery with Kuwait, Japan Firms". Downstream Today. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Nghi Son oil refinery and petrochemical project to close EPC contract". Viet Nam Business News. April 7, 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Mitsui Set To Join Vietnam Refinery Project". Downstream Today. 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  5. ^ "Viet Nam fires up $9b Nghi Son refinery, petrochemical project". Vietnam News (VNS). October 24, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ JGC Group Wins Vietnam Refinery Contract, Nikkei Says,
  7. ^ "Contracts inked to build nation’s 2nd oil refinery". VNS. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 

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