Date(s) - 17 June 2015
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, hosted Kuwait University’s Security & Safety Department to share best practices relevant to Environment, Health, Safety & Security (EHSS) as part of the company’s slogan “Partners in Success.”
Kuwait University’s Security & Safety Department Manager Khaled Al-Yaqoot said, “The visit was aimed at interacting and cooperating in matters relevant to the department’s activities through exchanging expertise with other organizations. The exchange includes identifying systems and equipment utilized by EQUATE, especially in terms of security, fire services, safety, access control of employees and contractors, as well as directional and warning signs along with integrated security guidelines. In addition, the visit highlighted EQUATE’s evacuation process, types of alarms, fire protection equipment and periodic medical examinations. As the meeting included discussing several matters, the Security & Safety Department hopes such visits would enable it to benefit from the private sector’s capabilities and apply such world-class methods at Kuwait University.”
On his part, EQUATE Emergency Services & Security (ES&S) Leader Abdulqader Al-Qabandi addressed the company’s EHSS regulations which are based on global standards and requirements. The topics included issuing electronic cards for human resources at the company, vehicle permits, measures to maintain security, dealing with emergencies, training EHSS staff, organizing traffic within plants owned and operated by the company as part of the Greater EQUATE joint-venture. In addition, he noted the company’s implementation of various guidelines relevant to the safety and security of the industrial sector as stipulated by Ministry of Interior’s Vital & Oil Installations Protection Department, Shuaiba Industrial Area and the Responsible Care (RC) organization as EQUATE is the first RC certified and accredited company in Kuwait.
EQUATE Petrochemical Company is the single operator of Greater EQUATE, which includes The Kuwait Styrene Company (TKSC), Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company (KPPC) and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC) under one fully integrated operational umbrella at Kuwait’s Shuaiba Industrial Area.
Established in 1995, EQUATE Petrochemical Company 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. www.equate.com.