Bapco has awarded a key contract that will see the expansion of Bahrain’s only refinery in tandem with construction of a replacement crude oil pipeline to bring in additional crude feedstock from Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has awarded Australia’s WorleyParsons an A$120mn ($87mn) project management contract for an expansion of the country’s sole 267,000 b/d refinery. The expansion would enable the Sitra plant to process 360,000 b/d of crude oil...