BMP Project Director
Hafedh Al-Qassab is the Project Director – Bapco Modernization Program (BMP), Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Kingdom of Bahrain. He is responsible for leading the Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT) which is responsible for managing the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the major expansion and upgrade of the existing Bapco Refinery. The BMP involves integrating new hydroprocessing units, crude unit, hydrogen plants, sulphur recovery facilities, offsites and utilities, into the existing facility. He assumed this position in November 2018. He is a member of the Executive Management team and the Strategic Planning Council at Bapco, and is also a Board Member of the Bahrain Gasoline Blending (BGB) JV between Bapco, nogaholding and Greenergy UK.
Prior to assuming the position of Project Director-BMP, he was General Manager Refining, responsible for the hydrocarbon supply chain at Bapco i.e. the receipt of crude oil through pipelines, storage and processing of the crude, refinery operations, blending and storage of products, and shipment of products through Bapco’s wharf. He was also responsible for technical and process engineering support and fire, health, environment and safety functions for the business. He held this position for 7 years (2012-2018).
Hafedh’s whole career has been spent with Bapco, working in the Company’s refinery. He has held various roles and responsibilities in the Company within the process engineering and operations functions, including the Manager of Technical Services.
Hafedh has over 24 years of experience in the downstream oil and gas business. He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and also a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM) UK. He has also been decorated with the Order of Bahrain (Third Class) for services to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Hafedh is the author and co-author of several technical papers published in industry journals, and he has also presented and chaired sessions at many national, regional and international conferences.
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