There’s no shortage of refinery-related projects in the Middle East, including the $5 billion modernization of the 267,000-barrel-per-day Sitrah Refinery in Bahrain.

Bahrain Petroleum Company has capital approval to construct a 66,000-barrel-per-day residue hydrocracker unit and a 56,000-barrel-per-day VGO hydrocracking unit to meet EURO V auto emissions specifications, as part of the modernization project. An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) consortium is expected to complete engineering specification and release equipment requests for proposals and subcontractor bid documents, beginning in May. Completion is currently set for second-quarter 2020.

In all, Industrial Info is tracking more than $92 billion worth of active refinery-related projects in the Middle East.

In Saudi Arabia, Gasan Investment and Industrial Development Company continues to plan and schedule a grassroot calcined petroleum coke plant in Jubail Industrial City 2. The $817 million project would kick off construction in May this year, with completion in late 2018.

And in Kuwait, construction continues on two 73,000-barrel-per-day diesel hydrotreater units at Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) Mina Abdulla Refinery, as part of an $18 billion clean fuels project. Construction kicked off in early 2015, with completion expected in mid-2018. Burgan One General Trading and Contracting Company is the EPC contractor.

Iraq’s State Company for Oil Projects has picked a joint venture partnership to build a 360-ton-per-day sulfur recovery (SRU) complex addition as part of a $6 billion grassroot refinery project located in Karbala.

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