Showing posts with label Dung quat refinery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dung quat refinery. Show all posts

Monday, February 21, 2022

Vietnam: Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical (BSR) earns profit after tax of 292 million USD in 2021

At the end of 2021, BSR who operates the Dung Quat Oil Refinery located in Central Vietnam reported a profit after tax of VND 6,673 billion (~292 million USD) vs a loss of VND 2,858 billion billion (~125 million USD) in the same period last year.

Dung Quat Oil Refinery

Vietnam: Biggest Oil Refinery Cuts Down Production, Local Market Suffers Fuel Shortage

Commencing production in 2018, Vietnam’s biggest refinery Nghi Son has suffered an accumulated loss of 61,200 billion VND (~ 2,683 million USD) in its first 3 years of operation. In lack of money to import crude oil, the refinery announced in Jan 2022 to cut down its production capacity to 80% from the peak of 105%.

Nghi Son Oil Refinery and Petrochemical 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dung Quat Refinery: the ball of oil rolls on the field of tax and tariffs

Vietnam Ministry of Finance has promulgate Circular No. 48/2015/TT-BTC to reduce the MFN import tariffs on some petroleum products, releasing the high-raised concerns by Binh Son Oil Refinery and Petroleum Company (BSR) over the possible profit loss and even business closure facing the Dungquat refinery.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dung Quat Refinery expansion plan fixed at 8.5 mln tons of crude and investment of USD 1.82 billion

After much study and calibration, the ambitious plan to expand and upgrade the Dung Quat oil refinery based in Dung Quat Economic Zone of central coastal Quang Ngai province has been eventually fixed and ratified by an Investment Certificate issued by the local government. The target capacity is announced to be 8.5 million tons of crude per year (192,000 barrels per day),  lower than the figure of 10 million tons as tentatively publicized previously. The total cost for this plan is said to be roughly 1.81 billion USD, 30% of which shall be contributed by the involved partner(s) and the remaining 70% shall comes from loans, according to a news article from PVN/BSR.

A ceremony was organized on 23rd Jan 2015 at Dungquat EZ to officially announce the expansion project.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Dungquat’s refinery upgrade and expansion plan estimated to cost $2 billion

PetroVietnam Deputy General Director Le Manh Hung acknowledged during a recent meeting with the Authority of Quang Ngai, where the Dungquat refinery is located, that the plan to upgrade and expand this refinery shall be kicked off in Q.1 2015, clear site should be available in Q2 2016, and construction will commence in Q.3 2017 and expectedly complete in 2021.

The upgrade and expansion plan is estimated to cost between 1.8 to 2 billion USD and shall raise the refinery’s annual capacity from the current 6.5 million tons of crude oil to 10 million tons.

Surroundings of the current refinery

Sunday, August 31, 2014

150,000 DWT oil tanker accesses Dungquat SPM

According to news released by PVN, on 23rd August 2014, Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (BSR) successfully received crude oil tanker of 150,000 DWT to import 1 million barrels of AZERI crude oil from Azerbaijan through the Single Point Mooring (SPM) system of Dung Quat Oil Refinery. This is the biggest first-ever oil tanker accessing this facility after 5 years of operation; in the past, only tankers of up to 110,000 DWT could visit here.

During the 2nd overall maintenance of the refinery which lasted 57 days, nearly 7,000 items were done with the involvement of 3,400 professional staffs of BSR, contractors, partners. It was divided into 5 main packages, notably the the package 4 was implemented by BSR themselves including the maintenance of rotating equipment, electrical equipment, automation equipment, a number of simple static devices and oil pipelines. Meanwhile, the repair of defects for thermal expansion joints EX-101 in RFCC workshop was conducted by Technip/JGC contractor (EPC contractor of Dung Quat Oil Refinery Plant) and connection of awaiting ends for SRU 2 project was implemented by JGC contractor.
The first 150,000 DWT Oil Tanker at Dungquat SPM. Photo courtesy: PVN

Following the successful maintenance and upgrading of single-point mooring buoy, BSR imported the first crude oil from tanker of 150,000 DWT instead of 110,000 DWT previously. At transformation cost of US$ 300,000 only, SPM system has been improved to receive crude oil vessels of double capacity from Aframax vessel size (80,000 - 110,000 DWT) to Suezmax vessel size (150,000 DWT). Currently, BSR is capable of receiving crude oil from different regions of the world such as West Africa, the Mediterranean ... to help diversify sources of crude oil for processing at Dung Quat Oil Refinery, improving efficiency, reducing production costs and saving USD 10-15 million .

It was the 398th crude oil vessel received BSR through this SPM since the plant was put into operation in 2009, with totally 31,288,140 million tons of crude oil handled, approximately 27,985,737 tons of products refined.

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