The Ministry of Energy and Business – originally named the Energy Division – was established in 1978 under the Ministry of Trade on the advice of technical assistance experts from the Overseas Development Administration of the United Kingdom.
Since 1978, the Ministry has expanded into an organisation responsible for oil and gas, renewable energy and energy conservation (having amalgamated with the Energy Conservation Unit). The Ministry also provides geological and earth science services to other Government departments, as well as to the private sector.
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Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL)
BNOCL was incorporated in 1983. It however commenced operations in 1982 when the Barbados Government acquired the former Mobil Explorations Inc.’s production facilities.
For many years, the company’s primary objective and core business is the economic exploration and production of Barbados’ onshore hydrocarbon potential within a 16,438 acre area.
Its main subsidiary, Barbados National Terminal Co Ltd manages the storage and distribution of fossil fuels, as well as the storage and exportation of crude oil for the group. In recent years, BNOCL has sought to restructure into a fully integrated energy company and is therefore actively involved in implementing a number of domestic and commercial renewable energy projects.
National Petroleum Corporation (NPC)
NPC was established by the National Petroleum Corporation Act Cap 280 on April 1, 1981 as the successor to the Natural Gas Corporation. The NPC is the sole distributor of natural gas in Barbados, via its distribution network and its primary function is the sale of natural gas for domestic, commercial and industrial use.
The NPC’s existing pipeline network comprises of over 350 miles of transmission and distribution lines which service several parishes, these are St. Michael, St. James, St. Thomas, St. George, St. Philip, Christ Church, St. Andrew and St. Peter.
The NPC is currently undertaking a Project aimed to enhance Barbados’ energy security and sustainability by diversifying its energy matrix through promoting the use of cleaner fuels for power generation and increasing the use of Renewable Energy (RE) sources.
Invest Barbados is the national investment promotion agency of the Government of Barbados and is responsible for attracting, securing and sustaining international investment for Barbados, inclusive of aftercare services.
We will help you at every step of your investment journey with our personalised service offering expert advice, facilitation and more.
Our services include:
- Promoting and landing foreign direct investment
- Providing relevant, timely, current, quality information to investors
- Co-ordination of business meetings for evaluation trips
- Introduction and on-going liaison with relevant government departments
- Ensuring that the Barbados environment is conducive to foreign direct investment
- Collaborating with stakeholders to manage the Barbados business brand
- Customised client aftercare service
The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) commenced operations on December 1, 1992, for the purpose of developing Barbados’ industrial, export, and other related activities.
Chapter 340 is the act that governs the Corporation’s existence establishing it as a world-class export-driven economic development agency. Since 2021 it has traded as Export Barbados (BIDC).
Functions of the corporation include:
- To advise on, promote and facilitate the development of export trade
- To conduct and facilitate research into investment, industrial development and the export of products and services, and to make information available to persons on request
- To engage in the export of such products and services as the Corporation considers necessary
- To establish, expand and encourage the establishment and expansion of enterprises to engage in the production of goods and services
Atom Solutions Inc.
Atom Solutions Incorporated is a global energy and technology services consultancy registered in Bridgetown Barbados. The company was formed in 1998 to help institutions, governments, and large businesses transition to environmentally sustainable business models by partnering with them to reduce their energy consumption and streamline their operations.
We appreciate that each client is unique and therefore we provide customized solutions tailored to their specific need and cultural norms. To achieve this, we will leverage our experience in business and energy technologies. We occasionally partner with other companies in sustainable energy, project management and communications solutions. For example, to ensure that clients’ expectations are fully met with regard to the reduction of their carbon footprint. This is why we are the Barbados Service Explorer of the year for 2009.
Our mission is simply to provide the best quality Energy and ICT consultancy to our clients.
Global Event Partners Ltd.
GEP is a specialist international event organiser in the oil, gas, energy, financial and infrastructure sectors.
Operating a market leading portfolio of events across emerging markets with a particular focus on the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East we have a proven track history of serving governments and bringing business communities together to drive investment and development of energy markets.
Built on a belief of forging partnerships through events and hosting events in partnership with leading organisations and associations globally we deliver local knowledge and understanding combined with an international audience and a global network and marketing reach.