Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC has successfully reached 70 per cent of its planned turnaround progress as of September 18.
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In the petrochemical industry, the turnaround process involves taking the entire plant offline while remedial work is undertaken.
“We are pleased to announce that we have reached 70 per cent progress in the first turnaround,” said So Hasegawa, general director of Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical LLC's (NSRP).
"This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees and general mechanical contractors (GMCs). We are on track to complete the turnaround safely and on time, and are committed to ensuring that our refinery continues to operate safely and reliably for many years to come," Hasegawa added.
Over 3,300 pieces of equipment have been examined, and are being maintained, repaired, and replaced according to the procedural and technical requirements. Over 5,000 skilled personnel, including foreign and local experts, engineers, and staff from the GMCs, together with 1,000 employees from NSRP, have been mobilised to conduct the first turnaround.
“We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of our employees and GMCs during the turnaround. We are also thankful for the strong support of the Thanh Hoa provincial authorities, local leaders, and the community,” continued Hasegawa.
The NSRP project is a joint-venture sponsored by Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, Kuwait Petroleum Europe B.V., Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., and Mitsui Chemical Inc. from Japan.
The NSRP complex is located 260km from Hanoi in Nghi Son Economic Zone in Thanh Hoa. The total investment in the project stands at approximately $9 billion.
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