Sustainability

Health, Safety & Environment

NOGAHOLDING AND ITS PORTFOLIO COMPANIES ARE SUBJECT TO VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE EMISSION, DISCHARGE, HANDLING, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, DISPOSAL, AND THE IMPORT AND EXPORT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE AND MATERIALS. ALONG WITH OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES, WE ARE COMMITTED TO RESPONSIBLE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND TO COMPLYING WITH, OR EXCEEDING, INDUSTRY STANDARDS OF ALL RELEVANT ENVIRONMENTAL RULES AND REGULATIONS.

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The environmental management policies of Bapco, Banagas, GPIC, and Tawseah are certified to ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), the internationally-recognized environmental management standard. In addition, GPIC is certified in Responsible Care Management System RC 14001, Energy Management System ISO 50001, and IFA Protect & Sustain product Stewardship Excellence, while Tatweer Petroleum is certified in ISO 45001:2018 the international standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

In developing properties and projects, we carry out environmental impact studies, reports and assessments, to highlight and address potential environmental issues.

Reducing our Environmental Impact: nogaholding’s Key Initiatives

BAPCO Modernisation Plan (BMP)

The objective of the BMP is to increase refining capacity, enhance the product slate, improve energy efficiency, and become one of the most competitive and environmentally compliant refineries in the region.

The Refinery’s Energy Efficiency Index will improve by at least 28% as a result of the BMP, through the combination of more efficient units and the decommissioning of older, less efficient units. This will reduce the Refinery’s CO2 generation per barrel of crude processed post BMP. Some of the steps taken at the BMP design stage of new process units and other facilities are:

  • Heaters and boilers in the BMP have been specified to achieve high efficiency levels. As a result, the convection section in the BMP heaters/boilers are installed with Boil Feed Water BFW preheating/steam generation and steam superheating coils;
  • Hydrogen reformers, which are the biggest heaters in BMP, have been specified to achieve maximum possible high efficiency levels;
  • The incinerators in the sulphur plant have been installed with steam generation facilities to improve overall energy efficiency;
  • A flare gas recovery system will be installed to recover the flare purge gases from the new BMP flare and reroute them as flare purge, resulting in minimized CO2 generation.
  • Air coolers have been specified with variable speed control wherever possible to avoid waste of electrical power;
  • Reciprocating compressors have been specified with step control to optimize power consumption in case of low load operation;
  • The BMP will only use clean natural gas (i.e. BMP will sweeten all the Khuff Gas it consumes) exclusively as its fuel source, so no liquid fuels are used within the project and sulfur emissions are reduced.

Other BAPCO Environmental Initiatives

4,000 Seedlings
4,000 Seedlings

BAPCO has undertaken a mangrove nursery project aimed at promoting local mangrove ecosystems by planting over 4,000 seedlings per season at Ras Sanad.

Producing 8.8KW of Energy
Producing 8.8KW of Energy

BAPCO has participated in a project aimed at creating the first sustainable garden powered by solar energy in Bahrain. The garden is expected to include solar panels capable of producing 8.8KW of energy.

20,000 Solar Panels
20,000 Solar Panels

BAPCO has been involved in a solar energy pilot project involving the installation of over 20,000 solar panels within the Kingdom.

Carbon Dioxide Recovery Project
Carbon Dioxide Recovery Project

BAPCO has also commissioned a carbon dioxide recovery project with Middle East Carbon Dioxide, providing a waste carbon dioxide-rich off-gas stream as feedstock to a carbon dioxide recovery facility.

Refinery Gas Desulphurization Project
Refinery Gas Desulphurization Project

BAPCO’s has embarked on a refinery gas desulphurization project to reduce Sulphur emissions.