Getting Ready to Build VN’s First 100,000-Ton Tanker

Oil tanker in the Eastern Sea will build by Viet Nam's dockyards. (Photo: T.C)

The Dung Quat Ship Industrial Company is gearing up to build Viet Nam’s first oil tanker with a capacity of 100,000 tons.

Construction of the Dung Quat 1, as the huge ship will be called, will start at the end of September, said Mr. Huynh Van Dieu, deputy director of Dung Quat Ship Industrial Co.

His company has already imported 2,000 of the 16,000 tons of steel needed for the VND800-billion project. The rest, US$35 million worth, will be supplied by several Korean companies (not Polish as previously planned).

If all goes well, the Dung Quat 1 will be delivered to Petro Vietnam (the Viet Nam Oil and Gas Corporation) sometime in 2008.

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By Ha Minh – Translated by Cat Tri

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