Date(s) - 20 November 2008
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EQUATE announced the kick off of commercial operations at Olefins II Kuwait Program Ethylene Unit (EU2), which was achieved on November 20, 2008.
EQUATE’s President & CEO Hamad Al-Terkait congratulated all teams who have contributed to this success, expressing utmost trust in the abilities of all individuals involved in the OL2K and EQUATE to fully execute this World Class project.
Al-Terkait said “With the total capacity of 850,000 metric tons annually, the new unit’s construction proved to be a challenging and rewarding project,” noting that the new unit is owned by The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC) and operated by EQUATE.
Al-Terkait added “This is a true historical moment for EQUATE, The Dow Chemical Company, Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), TKOC and all other stakeholders.”
The new unit is a critical part of the OL2K project and will provide the Ethyl Benzene-Styrene Monomer, expanded Polyethylene and new Ethylene Glycol plants with Ethylene supplies.