The single-point mooring (SPM) system at Dung Quat refinery in the south central province of Quang Ngai received a 150,000-tonne oil tanker on August 23, the largest among 398 cargo vessels that the system has served during five years of operation.

The oil tanker brought 1 million barrels of crude imported from Azerbaijan for processing at Dung Quat.

This is also the first oil tanker the SPM system received after a 320,000 USD upgrade several months ago, which allows the SPM to receive oil tankers of up to 150,000 tonnes. Previously it could only accommodate 100,000-tonne tankers.

Dung Quat Refinery, the first oil refinery in Vietnam, has processed and sold nearly 28 million tonnes of oil products since its establishment in 2009.-VNA