Bahrain state oil firm Bapco has received four bids for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to expand the Sitra refinery’s crude distillation capacity from 267,000 b/d to 360,000 b/d and install upgrading units to improve products quality.

Bapco is looking to award the EPC contract in the first half of 2017 with a view to having the expanded plant fully operational by the end of 2020. The refinery expansion will take place at the same time as construction of a...