Chevron Lummus Global, NAPCON, and Bapco Announce Grand Opening of the LC-FINING Center of Excellence

Richmond, CA – April 23, 2020 – Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), NAPCON, and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) announce the successful grand opening of the LC-FINING Center of Excellence in Bapco’s Oil and Gas Academy located in Awali, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Managed by Bapco and CLG, the Center of Excellence focuses on training operators using dynamic simulators in a distraction-free environment through interactive plant operation scenarios for effective cognitive retention. The heart of the training facilities is the high-fidelity Training Simulator System provided by NAPCON.
“This joint effort between CLG, Bapco, and NAPCON in creating a training center underlines our collaboration in delivering state-of-the-art solutions for our licensees,” said Ujjal Mukherjee, Managing Director of Chevron Lummus Global. “In particular, it brings significant added value to the LC-FINING project at Bapco, a company with whom CLG has maintained a successful relationship with for many years. We appreciate Bapco’s support in providing the space and support necessary for this first-of-a-kind center.”
“We are privileged to be able to provide CLG and its customers this top-notch solution that enables thorough training and knowledge sharing,” said Perttu Tuomaala, Vice President of NAPCON. “This is a further demonstration of our capabilities to enhance plant performance through integrated high-fidelity simulation. Training plant personnel with the LC-FINING Simulator will allow end users to make the best out of CLG’s market-leading residue hydrocracking process.”
Over 80 CLG, Bapco, and NAPCON personnel attended the successful grand opening of the LC-FINING Center of Excellence, including His Excellency Dr. Dawood Nassif, Chairman of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco).
About Chevron Lummus Global
Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG), a joint venture between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and McDermott, is a leading process technology licensor for refining hydroprocessing technologies and alternative source fuels, as well as a global leader in catalyst system supply. CLG offers the most complete bottom-of-the-barrel solution for upgrading heavy oil residues. Our research and development experts are continuously seeking advancements in technology and catalysts that will improve operating economics for your next project. For more information, visit
NAPCON in brief
NAPCON, a business unit of Neste Engineering Solutions offers innovative solutions to train operators with simulators and games. In addition, we provide a wide range of advanced process automation solutions to enhance your production. The dedicated solutions based on extensive process know-how and modern software engineering fulfil your needs in the areas of Production Optimization, Quality Optimization, Safety, Logistics, Business Optimization, Environment and Big Data.
Founded by Bapco in 2017 as the leading Learning & Development initiative in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Academy delivers a diverse range of technical, professional, leadership and managment and apprenticeship programmes tailored to the specific requirements of the Company and other organisations within the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA). 
Further information:
Jan Steegstra
Director Technology Marketing, CLG
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 tel. +31 646 746 247
Frejborg Andreas
Head of Customer Relations, NAPCON
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tel. +358504586712

Andrea Carruyo,
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‚Äč+1 346-773-0872