Date(s) - 16 October 2008
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EQUATE announces mechanical completion of OL2K’s Ethylene Unit
EQUATE announced the mechanical completion of the Olefins II Kuwait Program (OL2K) Ethylene Unit (EU2), which was achieved on October 15, 2008.
EQUATE’s President & CEO Hamad Al-Terkait congratulated all persons who have contributed to this success, expressing utmost trust in the abilities of all individuals involved in the OL2K to fully execute this World Class program.
With the total capacity of 850,000 metric tons annually, the new unit’s construction included a total project RIR rate of 0.04 based on over 25 Million Safe Work Hours.
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.
EQUATE has already started commissioning of EU2 and is targeting start-up during the second half of November.