Bahrain Petroleum Company sponsors sports for disabled federation

The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) recently sponsored the Bahrain Federation for Sports for Disabled, as part of its continued efforts in supporting the sporting sector and the disabled in Bahrain.

By Suad Hamada (Bahrain Roundup)

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Published: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 9:51 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:42 AM

In this regard, Bapco’s general manager — human resources & administration & acting general manager exploration & petroleum engineering Ghassan Ali Al Muhanna received President of the Federation Shaikh Duaij bin Mohammed Al Khalifa to present the sponsorship cheque in support of the federation’s activities and programmes.

ASRY in the running for innovation award

ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf has been nominated for the Ship Repair Innovation Award at the 2014 Seatrade Maritime Awards MEISA. The shipyard made the shortlist due to its 2014 initiative called Project Jupiter, which aims to make ASRY the regional leader in Onsite Specialist Contractors. The winners will be announced in Dubai on October 27.

The Seatrade Maritime Awards are designed to celebrate and reward excellence and innovation in the maritime sector across the region. Widely recognised as the region’s most prestigious industry awards, the night is attended by more than 750 maritime and shipping personalities and is regarded as one of the key networking event in the calendar. An independent judging panel made up of experts in the regional and international maritime industry will select the award recipients.

FinMark keen to make a mark at Global Islamic Banking Summit

The 21st annual edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2014), which will be held under the patronage of Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and supported by the Central Bank of Bahrain, has announced FinMark Communications, a leading financial and business communications agency, as the event’s communications partner.

The event, which is scheduled to be held in Bahrain in December 2014, and supports growth and further industry innovation is being held with the support and participation of top Islamic financial institutions as sponsors and other strategic partners involved in the development and promotion of the Islamic banking and finance industry.

“We are delighted to partner with the WIBC to raise awareness of this important global forum. It is an ideal platform for players across the Islamic banking industry to showcase their thought leadership and to participate in the collective effort to drive further innovation and development. As communications advisors to many leading Islamic banks, we are especially pleased to help promote an event which has long served the industry and its ability to reach an ever-growing base of investors, customers and end-users of Islamic financial products around the world,” said Zahraa Taher, managing director of FinMark Communications.

GPIC crosses 10m tonnes milestone in urea exports

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has announced it has exported a total of 10 million tonnes of granular urea, yet another addition to the company’s extraordinary track record.

The milestone was achieved on October 14 with the completion of its ship number 341 after 16 years of the urea plant operations, which started production in 1998.

A ceremony was held at the GPIC complex in Sitra to mark the occasion. The president of the company, Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery, led the celebration and other attendees participated.

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