Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco) has let a lump-sum turnkey contract to a consortium of TechnipFMC PLC, Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd., and Tecnicas Reunidas SA to provide engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) for a series of units for the long-planned expansion and modernization of its 267,000-b/d refinery at Sitra on Bahrain’s eastern coast (OGJ Online, Oct. 9, 2014; Sept. 16, 2014).
As part of the $4.2-billion contract, the consortium will deliver EPCC services for major units, including a residue hydrocracker, hydrocracker, hydrodesulfurizer, crude-vacuum distillation units, saturated gas plant, hydrogen production and recovery units, sulfur recovery unit, tail-gas treatment unit, sour-water stripper, amine-recovery unit, bulk-acid gas removal unit, sulfur-solidification unit, and installations for sulfur handling, TechnipFMC said.
The consortium’s scope of work also includes EPCC for associated utilities and off sites for the project, the service provider said.
Neither Bapco nor the consortium have disclosed details regarding capacities of individual units to be added as part of the expansion.
Alongside increasing crude processing capacity at the site to 360,000 b/d, Bapco’s modernization program at Sitra also intends to expand the refinery’s capabilities for bottom-of-the-barrel processing as well as improve overall energy efficiency and output of cleaner products that meet stricter environmental standards.
The Sitra modernization project is scheduled to be completed in 2022, TechnipFMC said.
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