operates the Sitra refinery, which is located in Central Governorate, Bahrain. It is a non integrated refinery owned by . The refinery, which started operations in 1936, has an NCI of 9.38.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 267
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 110
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 43
Hydrocracker (mbd): 154
Reformer (mbd): 12
Hydrotreater (mbd): 96

The capacity of the refinery is expected to increase to 380mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Sitra refinery is expected to witness an estimated capex of $5,067.31m.

Maintenance activities at Sitra refinery

The Sitra refinery witnessed six incidents during the period 2015-2020.

Upcoming expansion projects at Sitra refinery

Resid Hydrocracker, Mild Hydrocracker, CDU, Hydrogen, Delayed Coking Unit, Diesel Hydrotreater, Sulfur Recovery Unit, VDU, Naphtha Hydrotreater, Other Hydrocracker

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Sitra refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: TechnipFMC .

Main EPC: Samsung Engineering, TechnipFMC, Tecnicas Reunidas.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.