The Dung Quat Oil Refinery in central Quang Ngai province has resumed operation at full capacity after the second major maintenance that last 56 days.

Nguyen Hoai Giang, General Director of Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company (BSR), which is in charge of Dung Quat, said on July 14 that about 4,000 experts, engineers and workers, including 400 foreigners, were involved in the overhaul.

Several major technical flaws were fixed during the process, and the single-point mooring (SPM) at the refinery was upgraded, allowing it to receive oil tankers of up to 150,000 tonnes. Previously it could only accommodate 100,000-tonne tankers.

From now to the end of this year, the refinery plans to produce about 2.6 million tonnes of products, contributing 12 trillion VND (564 million USD) to the State budget.

Put into commercial operation since 2010, the refinery has turned out more than 26 million tonnes of oil, petrol and gas products so far, meeting 30 percent of demand for petrol nationwide.

In 2013, it produced 6.6 million tonnes of products, 17 percent higher than its set target, and gained over 154 trillion VND (7.3 billion USD) in revenue and 2.9 trillion VND (138 million USD) in profit. It also contributed 28.4 trillion VND (1.3 billion USD) to the State budget.-VNA