Dike Project in Dung Quat Refinery Completed

Construction on a breakwater-dike as part of the Dung Quat oil refinery project in central Quang Ngai province was concluded yesterday, five months ahead of schedule.

This filed photo shows workers building the breakwater dike, part of the billion-dollar first refinery in Viet Nam

The dike project is the first out of seven contract packages to be finished at Viet Nam’s first oil refinery.

The dike, which is 1.6 km long, 11m wide and 10m high above the sea level, was built at a cost of VND1.5 trillion (US$93.75 million) to facilitate ship traffic at the refinery’s harbor.

It broke ground in October 2006 and contractors, including the Lung Lo Company and the Netherlands’ Vanoord, had used over 1.87 million cu.m of stone and over 18,500 non-reinforced concrete blocks of between 2-12 cu.m each.

Meanwhile, the $2.5-billion Dung Quat refinery is expected to come onstream by February next year.

By Ha Minh – Translated by BH

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