The trial installation of a double-shell petrol tank, the first in Vietnam, began in the capital on August 28, paving the way for applying the new technology to filling stations nationwide.
The technology has been used widely in the world, especially in Japan,
Vice Director General of the Vietnam National Petroleum Group
(Petrolimex) Vuong Thai Dung said, adding that the double-shell steel
tank is able to curb the possible leakage of hazardous agents and
The tank was made by Petrolimex’s construction company No. 1 using technology transferred by Japan’s Tamada industrial company.
Vietnam uses mostly single-hull steel petrol tanks that pose risk of leakage and environmental pollution.
Chikahiro Masuda, Assistant Resident Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) suggested Vietnam come up with legal frameworks to spread the technology across the country.
The second tank of this kind will be installed Ho Chi Minh City.