operates the Sitra cracking refinery, which is located in Central Governorate, Bahrain. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated cracking owned by . The refinery started operations in 1936 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 9.38. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

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 Sitra refinery is expected to increase to 380mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Sitra refinery cracking is expected to witness an estimated $3,900m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Sitra cracking refinery

The Sitra refinery cracking witnessed two incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion projects at Sitra cracking 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 cracking refinery include the following.

Design/FEED: TechnipFMC.

Main EPC: Samsung Engineering, TechnipFMC, Tecnicas Reunidas.

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