Viet Nam to install largest oil platform

HA NOI — A sail-away ceremony for the 14,000-tonne Hai Thach central processing platform, the biggest ever of its kind in Viet Nam, was held yesterday in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

The platform will be installed at one of Viet Nam ‘s deepest oil fields where the water is up to 133m deep. It is part of the Bien Dong 1 project run by the Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company with the PTSC Mechanical and Construction Joint Stock Company as the main contractor. The Bien Dong 1 is the country’s largest offshore oil and gas project with a total installation workload of 60,000 tonnes. More than 3,300 technicians and workers are working on the project. — VNS

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