Baker Hughes has secured a contract to supply the severe service, control and safety relief valves for the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) Modernization expansion project.
Bapco operates the Sitra Island Refinery with a production capacity of approximately 267 MBPD that is comprised of feedstock originating 1/6th in country from Bahrain, with the balance supplied through the local Arabia-Bahrain pipeline from Saudi Arabia. This expansion project to modernize Bapco’s refinery will increase production to a new capacity of 380 MBPD, while in parallel increasing yield and efficiency by utilizing bottom of the barrel residual products from their process using current day technology enhancements.
Baker Hughes’ extensive supply chain capability and diversity were critical to help secure this project and comply with the complex project specifications that are commonly enforced today. The products will be supplied from Baker Hughes’ valve manufacturing sites in India, France, and Florida, USA.
To date, Baker Hughes has been awarded 1200+ General & Severe service control valves and safety relief valves for Bapco through contracts with Samsung, Tecnicas Reunidas, and Technip with additional specification still coming in for the ancillary equipment.
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