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AETIN: continue to implement the cooperation in the energy and oil & gas sector
26 Jun 2014
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Mark Rutte has paid an official visit to Vietnam from 16-17 June 2014 by the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung.
On this occasion, as the coordinator of AETIN (Advanced Energy Technology International), Vietnam Consult & Trading B.V. (VCT) has organized an Energy Road Show to Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Ngai, Hanoi and Hai Phong from 11 – 17/06/2014 and concurrently coordinated with the Netherlands Embassy to Vietnam to organize the Energy Forum on 17/06/2014 for Dutch companies active in the oil & gas, power generation and energy sector to find out the opportunities for cooperation in the energy sector in Vietnam.
The first destination of the delegation is HCMC, with the effective and intimate meetings with PVE (Petrovietnam Engineering), PTSC (Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation), PV Drilling.
In Quang Ngai, the delegation visited Dung Quat Refinery by the invitation of Mr Dinh Van Ngoc - CEO and meet with the senior management, discuss about their expansion plans and other relevant projects concerning energy, as well as witness a pilot project of a Dutch company here.
In Hanoi, the delegation has received the warm welcome from Mr. Le Duong Quang, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and General Directorate of Energy, as well as from Vietnam Electricity (EVN). There are exchange views and information of energy projects that are being implemented or to be deployed in Vietnam, as well as discussion on cooperation possibilities between the two sides during the meetings
On 17 June 2014 in Hanoi, the Energy Forum was hosted by Mr. Le Duong Quang, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and Mr. Simon Smits, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade together with the presence of Vietnamese representatives icluding Mr. Nguyen Sinh Khang, Deputy General Director of PVN (Petrovietnam, the National Oil and Gas company), Dr. Nguyen Hoang Yen – Director of Oil & Gas Processing Division of PVN, Mr. Ho Tung Vu – Deputy General Director of PV Gas (Petrovietnam Gas Corporation), and many key leaders of PVN and other Vietnamese oil & gas and energy companies; and of Dutch representatives including Mr. Simon van der Burg – Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Bernhard Kelkes – First Secretary Economic & Commercial Affairs of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and many Dutch companies and organizations in energy and oil & gas sector.
At the forum, the parties had jointly introduced, exchanged and discussed relevant issues. Dutch representatives showed their satisfaction with the presentation and explanations to questions related to energy projects of PVN and its members.
On the same day, Mr Do Hanh - Director of Vietnam Consult & Trading BV (VCT), Chairman of AETIN has signed the Letter of Intention (LoI) with the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation of the Netherlands for the extension of AETIN till 31 December 2015 under the witness of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai in the Networking Lunch in Hanoi. This reflects the recognition of the Dutch government toward the achievements that AETIN has brought to its members during the operation.
End of the trip, the delegation went to Hai Phong city to visit Damen’s Song Cam Shipyard and witnessed the ship launching there.
With continuous and dense schedule, the AETIN delegation felt regret for not being able to visit and work with JGCS Consortium in Nghi Son Refinery Complex in Thanh Hoa province and GS E&C in Hanoi under the appointments arranged. Nevertheless, achievements got during the trip and signed documents are the results of the efforts by AETIN and its members.
The port of Rotterdam of the Netherlands is the business center of crude oil and oil products in Europe, where there are five international refineries, more than forty petrochemical companies and three manufacturers of industrial gases. At the same time, the Netherlands is a knowledge hub of the oil & gas industry with many prestigious research institutes engaged in many international projects. Hundreds of employees of Russia's largest gas producer Gazprom Group have been trained at Delta Groningen Energy Institute. The Netherlands is also an expert in the field of oil & gas production with leading expertise in the exploration, engineering and fabrication of offshore structures, pipeline installations, dredging, seismic research, transporting, installing and removing all types of offshore facilities. The unique strengths have helped the Netherlands reach the key position in the international oil & gas market
The success of the Energy Forum together with the warm welcome and open communication from Vietnamese partners makes AETIN more belief in the possibility of cooperation between AETIN’s members and the Vietnam’s oil & gas partners for future projects.