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Bahrain Bapco plans major turnaround from February

Process to last until mid-April.

December 28, 2010 12:30 by

State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco) plans a major hub turnaround and inspection between mid-February until early April next year affecting several hub units.

It said in a statement the units affected are the Low Sulphur Diesel Plant Complex that includes the No.1 hydro-cracker, the No.2 hydrogen plant and the No. 2 sulphur recovery unit.

Bapco added the remote high level flare unit, the No. 6 vacuum distillation, the No.3 Crude and Bapco’s crude gas recovery unit will also be affected.

The shutdown was the largest in its history, the company said..

Bahrain is a small oil producer with a capacity of about 32,000 barrels per day.

(Reporting by Frederik Richter; Editing by Dinesh Nair)

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