Dr Dawood Nasif appointed as chairman of Bapco board

In May this year, Bapco announced that it has reached financial close on its multi-billion dollar Bapco Modernisation Programme

Dr Dawood Nasif, newly appointed chairman of Bapco board. (Image courtesy: National Oil & Gas Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain)
Dr Dawood Nasif, newly appointed chairman of Bapco board. (Image courtesy: National Oil & Gas Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain)

According to a report from Bahrain News Agency, oil minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa has issued edict 9 of 2019 reforming the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) board.

Dr Dawood Nasif has been appointed as chairman of the Bapco board, which includes Mohammed Abulla Al-Jamea, Nasser Sultan Al-Suweidi, Abdulmajid Ali Al-Awadhi, Abdulmajid Bashir Al-Qassab, Youssef Abdulla Humood and Dr Ashok Krishna as members, the report says.

In March this year, Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa laid the foundation stone of the modernisation project of Bapco refinery.

In December 2017, TechnipFMC announced that, jointly with Samsung Engineering and Tecnicas Reunidas, it has been awarded a $4.2bn contract by Bapco for the Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP).

The project is located on Bahrain’s Eastern coast and entails the expansion of the capacity of the existing Sitra oil refinery from 267,000 up to 360,000 barrels per day (bpd), improve energy efficiency, valorisation of the heavy part of the crude oil barrel (bottom of the barrel), enhancing products slate and meeting environmental compliance.

The project is being executed on engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) lump-sum turnkey basis and is slated for completion in 2022.

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