Bapco: Bids In For Refinery Expansion

Bahrain state oil firm Bapco has received four bids for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to expand the Sitra refinery’s crude distillation capacity from 267,000 b/d to 360,000 b/d and install upgrading units to improve products quality.

Bapco is looking to award the EPC contract in the first half of 2017 with a view to having the expanded plant fully operational by the end of 2020. The refinery expansion will take place at the same time as construction of a new 350,000 b/d pipeline – which will replace an aging 230,000 b/d pipeline – to bring some of the plant’s feedstock from Saudi Arabia (MEES, 18 December 2015). (CONTINUED - 155 WORDS)

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