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Bahrain FinTech Bay Announces New Deal

Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB) announces its intention to launch RobustWealths investment platform which automates almost entirely the investment decision making process.  To read more click here.

Alba signs MoU with GE for fourth Combined Cycle Gas Turbine

Alba has signed a memorandum of understanding with General Electric (GE) whereby the latter will initiate a technical and commercial feasibility study to transforming power generation in the aluminum smelting industry by installing the GE 9HA technology at PS 5.  To read more click here.

Gulf Air starts Bahrain tourist visa service

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has introduced a ‘Bahrain tourist visa service exclusively for passengers flying across its global network. Travelers with return Gulf Air tickets can now apply for a visa to Bahrain online via: visa.gulfair.com or by visiting their local Gulf Air sales office.  To read more click here

BAPCO Secures Samsung for Modernisation Project

Bahrain’s Petroleum Company (BAPCO) has awarded athe US$4.2 billion deal to modernize refinery facilities to Korean based, Samsung Engineering Co.  The modernisation is expected to boost barrel production from 267,000 to 360,000 per day.  To read more click .

Amazon Web Services to set up in Bahrain

AWS will be setting up it’s first Middle East Cloud technology data centre here in Bahrain and is expected to be operational by early 2019.    Bahrain was chosen by AWS as the right location after it decided to digitise all government and ministry operations through cloud services under a new strategy called Cloud First.  To […]

New Solar Power Plant for Bahrain

Bids will be invited for the building of Bahrain’s first solar power plant expected to be completed by the end of 2019.  To read more click here.