Technip awarded Bahrain sulphur recovery contract

15 April 2013

French group Technip wins deal to modify Bapco refinery unit after submitting lowest bid

Technip has been awarded the contract to modify a sulphur recovery unit (SRU) at the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) refinery, the French company disclosed.

The lump-sum contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) commissioning and start-up assistance for the project at the complex’s number three SRU.

The scheme will ensure the unit is capable of safely burning off-gas from the sour water stripping process and becomes a viable spare for the new number four SRU.

Technip submitted the lowest EPC bid of $16.6m for the contract, ahead of South Korean groups Samsung Engineering and GS E&C, and Japan’s JGC Corporation.

US-based CB&I is the technology provider and also carried out the front-end engineering and design (feed) phase of the project.

Bapco is also planning a $6.5bn project to rehabilitate and expand its refinery, recently prequalifying companies for the feed and project management consultancy (PMC) contracts.

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