MENA starts up Bahrain bitumen export facility to supply Africa

09 April 2014 15:49  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Energy trading group MENA has started up a 150,000 tonne/year bitumen packaging facility in Bahrain to supply markets in Africa and elsewhere, the engineering firm that built the plant said on Wednesday.

Austrian engineering firm Poerner said that the facility enables Dubai-based MENA Energy to export large amounts of bitumen from Bahrain's Khalifa bin Salman Port at favourable logistics costs to Africa and other markets.

Poerner added that the new facility was the only source of packaged non-Iranian bitumen, "cold bitumen of highest quality that is now available from the Arabian Gulf for the first time." It did not disclose how much the facility cost.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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