The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) has put into operation the analysis laboratory centre and the office of the Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI) in the Saigon Hi-tech Park in Ho Chi Minh city.
The facilities are part of the project that also includes construction of several manufacturing and support facilities, spanning over 40,000 square metres.
The centre, equipped with modern facilities and software, is expected to analyse more than 90 percent of domestically produced fuel, reducing delivery fees and saving time.
VPI Director Nguyen Anh Duc said the work will help PVN as well as his institute to master analysis engineering and laboratory equipment, thus promoting research, development and technology transfer, enhancing international cooperation, and creating a research – application – training link.
The centre will also help VPI develop a database of sample analysis results and provide information for relevant bodies and PVN to develop relevant policies and strategies, thus enhancing competitiveness, training capability and human resources for the sector.
PVN Deputy Director General Nguyen Quynh Lam underlined the group’s priority on technology studies, application and innovation, saying that the project will improve the institute’s research, optimise its technologies, produce chemicals and petroleum and oil products and protect the environment.
He urged VPI to use the facility to provide more science-technology solutions and management for stakeholders in the sector.
He pledged that the group will continue providing investment for the institute to implement its assignments.
In the first 11 months this year, VPI has implemented over 300 science-technology research contracts and carried out numerous sample analyses.VNA