The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has signed a US$4.2bn contract with a consortium of Samsung Engineering, Tcnicas Reunidas and TechnipFMC for its Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP) aimed at modernising and expanding the Sitra refinery on the Sitra island (eastern Bahrain).
As per the expansion programme, the refinery is expected to increase its capacity from 267,000 bbl/d to 360,000 bbl/d. The BMP is scheduled to be completed in 2022 and will be carried out on an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) lump sum turnkey basis.
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