Bapco Sitrah Refinery Upgrade And Expansion Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Bapco
  • Website:
  • Wiki Page: Bapco Sitrah Refinery
  • Location: Bahrain
  • Capacity:
    • Before: 12.5 million tons/annum & 250,000 bbl/day
    • After: 18.0 million tons/annum & 360,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage: Planning
  • Expected Completion: 2022
  • Budget: USD 6.6 billion

The Project

  • Project Type: Major upgrade and expansion
  • Project Summary: The project aims at enhancing the refinery configuration, by increasing the throughput from 267,000 to 360,000 barrel per day as well as improving the product slate and profitability
  • Main Contractors
    • T├ęcnicas Reunidas, Technip and Samsung EPCC contract
    • Technip: Front-End Engineering Design (FEED)
    • Chevron Lummus Global: Licences for LC-FINING - Resid Hydrocracker & ISOCRACKING - Hydrocracker

Refining Units

  • LC-FINING - Resid Hydrocracker
  • ISOCRACKING - Hydrocracker
  • Hydro Desulfurization Unit,
  • Crude Distillation Unit,
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit,
  • Saturated Gas Plant,
  • Hydrogen Production Unit,
  • Hydrogen Recovery Unit,
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit ,
  • Tail Gas Treatment Unit,
  • Sour Water Stripper Unit,
  • Amine Recovery Unit,
  • Bulk Acid Gas Removal Unit,
  • Sulphur Solidification Unit and Sulphur Handling Facilities.

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Crude is to be supplied from Saudi Arabia through a subsea pipeline

Products Produced

  • The refinery will produce a mix of high value added fuels including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel


  • 2014 - Technip was awarded the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract
  • 2017 - T├ęcnicas Reunidas, Technip and Samsung awarded EPCC contract
  • 2018 - Korea Eximbank awards USD 367 million in project financing

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Technip awarded a significant contract for new refinery units in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  2. CB&I Announces Technology Award in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  3. Bahrain Petroleum Company awards the expansion and modernisation of the Sitra refinery in Bahrein to TR
  4. Korea Eximbank Provides USD 367 Million to Refinery Modernization Project in Bahrain

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