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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Vietnam Oil and Gas Group , Kuwait Petroleum International , Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Nghi Son Refinery
  • Location: Nghi Son Economic Zone, Thanh Hóa Province, Vietnam
  • Capacity: 10.0 million tons/annum & 200,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Planning
  • Expected Completion: 2017
  • Budget: $6.0 Billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Greenfield Refinery
  • Project Summary: A medium sized high complexity refinery, designed to supply the growing Vietnamese domestic market. It could potntially be doubled in size at a later date
  • Main Contractors:
    • Foster Wheeler
      • Pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED) followed by the FEED
      • Supply of steam methane reformers
    • Axens: has the basic engineering design contracts for some of the units
    • JGC, Chiyoda , Technip , SK Engineering & Construction, and GS Engineering - Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Residue Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) unit - Axens
  • Prime-D™ - Gas Oil desulfurization unit - Axens
  • Prime-K™ - Kerosene desulfurization unit - Axens
  • Delayed Coker - Foster Wheeler
  • Steam Methane Reformer

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery is designed to process 100% Kuwaiti crude supplied by KPC

Products Produced

  • LPG, non-lead gasoline, kerosene/jet fuel, diesel, furnace oil, Polypropylene, Benzene, Paraxylene, and sulphur.


  • 2008 - The partners announce the project
  • 2008 - Foster Wheeler awarded PreFEED
  • 2010 - Foster Wheeler awarded contract for the provision of technical and commercial services
  • 2011 - IFC announces support for the project
  • 2013 - EPC contract signed
  • 2013 - JBIC signed a loan agreement totalling up to 1.65 billion U.S. dollars
  • 2013 - Ground breaking ceremony held

Other Information

  • This will be Vietnam's second refinery when it is completed
  • Construction will start in mid 2013
  • A loan packaged backed by JBIC, amounts to $5 Billion

Relevant Links

  1. Technip Refining References
  2. Idemitsu Delays Start-up Date for Vietnam Refinery to 2014
  3. Announcement on the Establishment of a Joint Venture Company for Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical Complex in Vietnam
  4. Foster Wheeler Wins Feed for Grassroots Refinery and Petrochemicals Complex in Vietnam
  5. Oil Refinery and Petrochemicals, Petrolvietnam
  6. Foster Wheeler Wins Additional Work for Grassroots Refinery and Petrochemicals Complex in Vietnam
  7. Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company (NSRP) is to use Axens Technologies for RFCC and Desulfurization Units
  8. Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8) refinery in Vietnam achieves another successful milestone
  9. Summary of Proposed Investment, IFC
  10. Letter of Award Issued for Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex
  11. Project Financing for Nghi Son Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Complex Project in Vietnam
  12. Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex
  13. Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract For Hydrogen Reformers In Vietnam

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