Bapco gas expansion plan on track
Gas dehydration units have been delivered
Bapco has revealed its plan to boost natural gas supply in Bahrain is on track – and seven new gas dehydration units have been delivered.
The Bapco projects engineering department is currently executing the project, which is estimated to cost US$ 74 million. Seven new Khuff gas dehydration units will be installed to the central GDU at the onshore Bahrain Field.
Major components of the GDUs have also been delivered to Bahrain. Heat exchanger vessels fabricated in Korea and air coolers from Qatar were delivered to Bapco in August 2009.
Foundations for the major equipment have already been constructed at four sites and contracts for constructing the piping works (wellhead, dry gas, condensate and offsite piping) at four sites are being awarded. Construction tenders for the interconnecting piping works for the GDU were awarded in the first week of November.
The target is to commission three GDUs by summer 2010 followed by the balance four GDUs by summer 2011.