TechnipFMC awarded Bapco Sitra refinery expansion in Bahrain

bapco bmpSigning of the agreement for EPCC contract at BMP. (Image source: TechnipFMC)The UK-based TechnipFMC, jointly with Samsung Engineering and Tecnicas Reunidas, has been awarded a US$4.2bn contract from Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) for the Bapco modernisation programme (BMP)

The project is located on the eastern coast of Bahrain and entails the expansion of the capacity of the existing Sitra oil refinery from 267,000 to 360,000 bpd.

The partnership is expected to improve energy efficiency, valorise the heavy part of the crude oil barrel with an aim to enhance products slate and meet environmental compliance.

The project will be executed on engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) lump sum turnkey basis and is slated for completion in 2022, said TechnipFMC.

This is comprsed with main units including Residue Hydrocracking Unit, Hydrocracker Unit, Hydro Desulfurisation Unit, Crude Distillation Unit, Vacuum Distillation Unit, Saturated Gas Plant, Hydrogen Production Unit, Hydrogen Recovery Unit, Sulphur Recovery Unit, Tail Gas Treatment Unit, Sour Water Stripper Unit, Amine Recovery Unit, Bulk Acid Gas Removal Unit, Sulphur Solidification Unit and Sulphur Handling Facilities.

The BMP project is seen to capitalise on the vast experience of the joint venture partners in Bahrain as well as in the region.

Nello Uccelletti, president of onshore offshore business at TechnipFMC, stated, “This award is one of the strategic early engagement achievement, following the successful completion by TechnipFMC of the FEED contract.”

The company is looking forward to successfully execute the contract and aims to build a long-term partnership with Bapco to strengthen its presence in the refining sector.

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