Power failure at EQUATE plant

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Date(s) - 11 June 2013
12:00 am

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Kuwait – June 11 – 2013 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company said that some of its industrial units were shut down on Tuesday morning due to a power failure.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), an EQUATE official said that this failure was due to routine maintenance activities by employees from the Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW) on a power station feeding these units, noting that there no injuries.

The official added that power was restored within a record time of less than two hours and currently all shutdown units were being restarted.

The official expressed utmost appreciation and gratitude to MEW for its prompt response to restore electrical power.

Established in 1995, EQUATE is an international joint venture 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 the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.