Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has awarded a consultancy deal to the US’ Chevron Lummus Global to masterplan a 100,000-barrel-a-day (b/d) capacity upgrade at the country’s sole oil refinery
Chevron Lummus won the contract with a bid of $1.5m despite US rival UOP, a division of industrial giant Honeywell, submitting a lower bid of $1.4m (MEED 2:7:09).
Bapco wants to boost the capacity of the refinery, located at Sitra, from 250,000 b/d to 350,000 b/d.
In May, Manama approved a 10-year plan to overhaul its energy sector that included a $5bn upgrade of the refinery and the tripling of production at Bahrain’s only oil field (MEED 29:5:09).
In August, Chevron Lummus won an engineering services deal from a joint venture of Bapco and Finland’s Neste Oil covering a lube base oil refinery also at Sitra (MEED 13:8:09). The project calls for the routing of about 12,000 b/d of unconverted oil to the facility from Bapco’s existing hydrocracker at the same site.
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