EQUATE Holds Meetings With KNPC

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Date(s) - 08 December 2015
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, hosted a number of meetings with delegations from Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to discuss industrial affairs and best practices.

With the attendance of a number of leaders and employees from KNPC and EQUATE, participants discussed several topics regarding industrial matters, maintenance operations, work processes, contractor management,  strategic planning, stakeholder relations, official regulations, customs affairs, devising schedules, developing task lists, as well as Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S).

In addition, discussions included EQUATE Turnaround (TA) 2014 with the participation of over 12,000 employees and contractors. Finalized in 30 days, the TA 2014 is a world-record breaking achievement for petrochemical plants throughout the globe.

The meeting is part of ongoing collaboration between EQUATE and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) & Subsidiaries, especially KNPC which provides ethane gas and other refinery products as feedstock that are used for the manufacturing of polyethylene and other products by EQUATE. KNPC has a 40% in Kuwait Aromatics Company (KARO), which owns Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company (KPPC) as part of the Greater EQUATE joint-venture that has EQUATE as its single operator.

During the meetings, KNPC was represented by the Manager of Clean Fuels Project Abdullah Al-Ajmi, Team Leader Fahed Al-Hadeya, Team Leader Wael Al-Jassem, Senior General Practitioner Dr. Ghaydaa Al-Shuraiaan, Team Leader Ahmad Al-Ali, Team Leader Fayez Al-Khuzam, Senior Engineer Mohammad Al-Marzouq, Senior Engineer Mohammad Mashhadi, Senior Engineer Bader Al-Otaibi, Senior Engineer Yacoub Al-Baloul . EQUATE’s participants included Senior Operations Director Ahmed Al-Shuwaib, Corporate & Government Services Leader Yaqoub Al-Kandari, Government Affairs Category Leader Mohammad Al-Boloushi, Site Reliability & Maintenance Leader Abdulwahab Al-Ghanim, Maintenance Leader Fahad Al-Nasser, Maintenance Leader  Mohammad Sabeq, External Shared Services Leader Ashraf Al-Qattan, Maintenance Leader Kannan Parthasarathy, Maintenance Leader Abdullah Ridha, Maintenance Leader  Waleed Al-Dousari, Senior Contract Services Engineer Jasem Al-Jafar, Senior Maintenance Engineer Omar Al-Obaidan, Senior Reliability Engineer Shohabuddin Masood, Mechanical Integrity Engineer Bader Al-Anzi, Maintenance Activity Coordinator Ahmad Al-Aboh and Senior Corporate Communications Executive Ali Al-Hamad.

Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. www.equate.com