Dung Quat Oil Refinery started resuming operation on October 1 after its temporary shutdown due to a broken valve in the residue fluid continuous cracking apparatus (RFCC). Up to now, the oil refinery has re-operated stably at nearly 100 percent of the designed capacity.
At present, 13 among 14 technical workshops in Dung Quat Oil Refinery has operated smoothly and produced eight types of commercial products as designed. The remaining workshop of sulphur treatment is expected to be put into operation in the next few days.
The main contractor of Technip group and the project management board have been working together to find out and fix the remaining technical problems in order to hand over the Dung Quat Oild Refinery to Binh Son Vietnam Oil Refinery Co at the end of this year
Nguyen Hoai Giang, general director of Binh Son Petro-chemical Refinery Co, cum deputy head of the trial operation board, Dung Quat Oil Refinery said the problems in PV-1501 valve was finished fixing on Sep 22 and the whole system has been continually monitored to ensure its smooth operation.
Dung Quat Oil Refinery has imported additional 80,000 tonnes of crude oil to serve for its operation at full designed capacity by the end of October.
In related news, after nearly one month after its re-opeation, Dung Quat Oil Refinery has processed over 150,000 tonnes of crude oil, producing about 100,000 tonnes of finished products, including A95 petroleum and first propylene gas.
The oil refinery’s first batch of Propylene gas will be sold for Japan-based Marubeni Group. On October 22, that group has officially signed the sales contract for the first 1,500 tonnes of propylene gas with the shipment date of October 24-25.
At the same time, Dung Quat Oil Refinery is expected to sell the first 15,000 tonnes of A95 petroleum to markets.