Bapco Modernization Programme, Bahrain
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The Bapco Modernization Programme (BMP) is set to become one of the largest projects ever undertaken in Bahrain. This multi-billion dollar venture is also the largest capital investment in the 90 year history of the customer, Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco). The programme objective is to increase refining capacity, as well as improving energy efficiency. The vision is to become one of the most competitive and environmentally-compliant oil refineries in the region, providing a solid foundation for realising the ‘Kingdom of Bahrain’s Vision 2030’. As part of the construction of the new industrial facilities, Bapco required two 2-lane bridges to facilitate easy access of construction vehicles and deliveries of specialist equipment to the construction site, without any interference to the local road network.Back to top
Two identical Compact 200™ bridges were supplied to meet the requirement, each one sized 27m x 6.3m, complete with parapets and anti-skid decks, and placed side by side to provide an access route in both directions. Mabey Bridge Site Advisor, Steve Morgan, was on hand to provide technical support and oversee the assembly of the bridges ready for lift-in by crane.
Once the bridges were installed, Bapco identified them as an alternative for a much longer haul route for large pieces of plant that required transportation to site. Mabey Bridge carried out an assessment of the bridges and confirmed that the required loads, the maximum of which totalled 315 tonnes, were able to cross the bridges safely. Mabey Bridge’s quick response with a viable solution ensured that the project could progress swiftly.Back to top
The new bridges were installed in just one week and are now being used to provide quick, safe and reliable access to site for construction traffic, avoiding any disturbance to the existing public roads.
Mabey Bridge is proud of their role in facilitating the smooth flow of construction traffic to this exciting and ambitious programme in the Kingdom of Bahrain.Back to top