Work in progress on the Bapco project.

Bahrain’s ambitious $6-billion Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP), one of the most important strategic projects in the kingdom, is more than 80 per cent complete and is expected to be ready next year, reported BNA citing the kingdom’s oil minister.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa was delivering his opening address last month at the 29th Annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference (MPGC 2022).

The BMP represents a major expansion and upgrade of the facility that will allow the total refinery throughput to increase up to a maximum of 380,000 barrels per day (bpd). This will increase the refinery’s capacity by 42 per cent, from the existing 267,000 bpd.

TechnipFMC, Samsung Engineering and Tecnicas Reunidas are working on the BMP contract on an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) lump-sum turnkey basis.