DQS hands over gas tanker to domestic firm

Dung Quất Shipbuilding Industry Co (DQS), an affiliate of Việt Nam Oil and Gas Group, on Tuesday handed over a newly-built liquefied petroleum gas tanker to Việt Xuân Mới Co, headquartered in HCM City.

The tanker, named Vispring 3668, was built under a contract signed between the two companies last year. It is 60m long, 4.5m high and 11m wide, and is capable of carrying 1,200 cu.m of gas.

Earlier, on Monday, the company launched a 2,000 tonne multi-service vessel, which will be handed over to the Việt Nam-Russia Joint Venture Vietsovpetro (VSP) in late December once it is completed.

Under the contract, worth VNĐ936 billion (US$41.1 million), the shipbuilder is also building another ship for VSP. It is slated for completion in January 2018.

It is hoped that the two-above mentioned vessels, which are 76m long and 17m wide, will contribute to increasing Vietsovpetro fleet’s capacity. — VNS