Bapco Sitrah Refinery

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Bapco
  • Website: http://www.bapco.com.bh/
  • Location: Bahrain
  • Capacity: 12.5 million tons/annum & 250,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • The refinery is a large medium complexity plant, that processes Domestic & Arab Light Crude Oil
  • The crude is supplied via an undersea pipeline from Saudia Arabia.
  • Majority of the products are exported
  • The base oil plant is one of the largest of its kind in the world with an annual capacity of 400,000 tonnes

Refining Units

  • CDU
  • VDU
  • Hydrocracker - 60,000
  • FCC
  • Visbreaker
  • Diesel Desulphurisation - 70,000
  • Hydrogen unit,
  • Sulfur recovery unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • About one-sixth of this crude originates from Bahrain Field;
  • The remainder is pumped from Saudi Arabia via a 54km under-sea and overland pipeline.

Products Produced

  • LPG, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Fuel Oil
  • Products meet Euro V specifications

Ongoing Projects

Other Information

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History

  • 1936 - The Bahrain Refinery - with a capacity of 10,000 barrels per day - opened
  • 1968 - Bahrain Refinery expansion programme completed with 250,000 barrel-a-day capacity
  • 1997 - The Bahrain Government assumes 100% ownership of the Bahrain Refinery
  • 2001 - Kerosene Merox units commissioned as part of the Refinery Modernisation Plan
  • 2004 - JGC awarded Hydrocracker contract
  • 2005 - Foster Wheeler Awarded refinery gas desulfurization (RGD) project
  • 2007 - Start-up of Low Sulphur Diesel Production complex, constructed by JGC.
  • 2008 - BAPCO established a joint venture with Finland’s Neste Oil Corporation to build a high-quality lubricant base oils plant
  • 2013 - Technip awarded SRU contract

Relevant Links

  1. Bapco Refining Page
  2. 2008 Annual Report
  3. JGC Refinery References
  4. Foster Wheeler Awarded Major Refinery Project in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  5. Contract Awarded for BAPCO Refinery Modernization Project in Bahrain
  6. The perfect blend of gasoline
  7. Technip awarded contract for a sulfur recovery unit modification in Bahrain

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