Dung Quat Shipbuilding Company, a subsidiary of PetroVietnam, on Nov. 6 launched a 104,000-tonne crude oil tanker, which is the largest such vessel ever made in Vietnam.

The ship, 245m long, 43m wide and 20m high, was built under a 56 million USD contract signed with the PetroVietnam Transportation Joint Stock Corporation (PV Trans) in February 2007.

The company will hand over the ship to PV Trans in March next year when it is completed.

The shipbuilder is also building an 105,000 tonne tanker for PV Trans, which is expected to be handed over to PV Trans in 2012 to facilitate crude oil shipping for the nation's first oil refinery Dung Quat./.