BAPCO: Global Icon In Refining Industry

With the valued guidance and support of His Majesty the King of Kingdom of Bahrain HM King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, His Royal Highness the Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, First Deputy of the Premier HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, and with the directives and follow up of His Excellency the Minister of Oil , HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) has steadily progressed from strength to strength over its eighty-plus year legacy.

How would you describe the role of Bapco in Bahrain’s economy?

Bapco takes great pride in being one of the key pillars of the national economy of the Kingdom. Bapco assumes the role of a major contributor of the sustainable development in Bahrain and a key supporter of the Kingdom’s aspired growth and prosperity. The national industrial icon has set a number of strategic goals which aim at maintaining a strong position in the refining business, improving gross margins and remaining competitive at regional and global markets.

What about the future?

The oil industry has always been challenged by technological advances, and the need for bringing most efficient ways of producing oil and gas as well as transportation efficiency, in addition to the challenges from renewable and alternative fuels. Over the past decades, the availability as well as the retention of the qualified technical talents/skilled expertise has become a serious challenge to the industry. Bapco’s strategic approach for the future widely includes finding new technologies, improving the education and welfare of its national calibre.

What about Bapco’s Empowering initiatives?

Bapco has a long proud history of providing personal and professional growth opportunities to encourage employees to see themselves as part of a culture that values their professionalism and discipline. Bapco has launched an ‘Empowering Progress’ policy which aims at getting employees ready and committed to meet the challenges of the future. Bapco’s vision is to be a strategic partner to business; satisfying customers by being a recognised centre of excellence for world-class learning; being an enterprising team committed to growth.

Does Bapco invest in modernization?

The Bapco Modernization Program (BMP) represents a major expansion and upgrade of the facility that will increase the total Refinery throughput. The Bapco Modernization Program (BMP) consists of a group of related projects managed in a co-ordinated way to create the Bapco of the future. It is one of the largest projects ever undertaken in the Kingdom, which will lead to a more advanced refinery with increased exports of higher value products which will generate substantial benefits and gains for the country.

What about Bapco’s efforts regarding CSR?

It comes as no surprise that Bapco, serving as a key national economic figurehead and leading employer in Kingdom of Bahrain, possesses a unique responsibility, whereby it takes care of and caters to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in an ambitious framework that aims to support the national economy and Bahrain’s aspirations in supporting the sustainable development in the country. Bapco plays a leading role in incorporating the concept of CSR, which highlights its prestigious position as one of the leading companies on a national level.

As a proud organizer of an effective nation-wide Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) program and a major national headliner which strives to highlight key EHS issues throughout the course of its day-to-day activities and the overall functioning of the company, Bapco continues to make great strides in Bahrain’s sustainable development and economy, with the unceasing guidance of the Wise Leadership of the Kingdom, and the limitless support of His Excellency the Minister of Oil, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bapco HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa.