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Neste Oil, Bapco, and Noga holding start production at Bahrain plant

A joint venture comprising Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco), Noga Holding, and Finland-based Neste Oil has started commercial production at their new base oil plant at Bapco's refinery in Sitrah. The JV plant produces premium quality Very High Viscosity Index (VHVI) Group III base oils for use in blending top-tier lubricants and has a production capacity of 400,000 metric t/a. According to the partnership agreement, Neste Oil, which has a 45% stake in the plant, is responsible for the sales and marketing of the plant's output, while Bapco is responsible for the operation of the plant.