Nghi Son Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Vietnam Oil and Gas Group , Kuwait Petroleum International , Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
  • Website:
  • Location: Nghi Son Economic Zone, Thanh Hóa Province, Vietnam
  • Capacity: 10.0 million tons/annum & 200,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining depth

Brief Description

  • A large complex refinery with integrated petrochemicals

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.


Other Information



  • 2013 - Ground breaking ceremony held
  • 2018 - Refinery commissioned


  1. Announcement on the Establishment of a Joint Venture Company for Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical Complex in Vietnam
  2. Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex
  3. Nghi Son refinery and petrochemical complex project’s commencement of commercial operation