JGULF clinches $15.42m Bahrain EPC deal

Saudi Arabian firm to finish second contract at BANAGAS facility by May 2014

Saudi-based JGC Gulf International (JGULF) has been awarded a $15.42m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by the Bahrain National Gas Company (BANAGAS) for de-bottlenecking its processing trains at the Central Gas Plant.

This is JGULF’s second contract for the facility, after having won an EPC contract in August 2011 for construction of a new compressor station at the plant. The new project is aimed at facilitating increased feed gas rates up to 18million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) from the Bahrain Refinery and maximise liquid recovery by 4,500 barrels per day.

This will be achieved through replacement of pumps, construction of additional heat exchangers and resizing certain vessels.

According to BANAGAS, mechanical work on the project is expected to be completed in 23 months with commissioning and start-up scheduled for May 2014.

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