Bapco to launch $110m STG project
Manama, March 13, 2013
Two new steam turbo-generators (STG) built at a cost of $110 million will be launched by Bapco next month, said a top company official on the sidelines of a major oil and gas industry event in Bahrain.
Finance Minister and Minister in charge of Oil and Gas Affairs Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa will inaugurate the project, Bapco's deputy chief executive Ebrahim Talib told the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, on the sidelines of the 18th Society of Petroleum Engineers Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference (MEOS 2013).
"The two STGs developed over the last two years have a capacity of 14 megawatts each and are now fully operational," he stated.
"The project marks a significant step towards improving the reliability and operability of the power generation system in the refinery and other facilities," Talib said.
"The project will result in significant maintainability improvement and hence cost savings, and most importantly will further enhance the safety within the power plant," he said.
Another key project being developed is a wastewater treatment facility, with an investment of $120 million.
"This new facility is a first-of-its-kind, using a combination of bio and membrane technology enabling us to treat the process water to the highest standards.
"We believe this is the future of waste water treatment in refinery applications, and therefore it is being constructed even though Bapco already meets waste water discharge legislation, to take these specifications to the next generation," Talib said.-TradeArabia News Service