Date(s) - 30 June 2013
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Kuwait, June 30, 2013 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company hosted a visit by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the State of Kuwait Nicolaas Beets.
On this occasion, Ambassador Beets said, “This visit underlines to me that EQUATE is a world class company. Its success reflects the strength of Kuwait’s petrochemical sector. I am impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities here in Shuaiba, and the health and safety standards that EQUATE implements. The Netherlands also has a strong oil and gas sector, with many companies providing innovative solutions to customers world-wide. My visits to companies such as EQUATE support existing and future business relations between the Netherlands and Kuwait.”
On his part, EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said: “As Europe presents one of the main global markets, EQUATE has a history with a number of customers in the Netherlands. The visit of His Excellency Ambassador Beets to EQUATE is a part of our ‘Partners in Success’ tagline with all relevant stakeholders within and outside Kuwait.”
The visit included a comprehensive presentation on EQUATE’s human resources, history, global markets, operations, achievements, products, as well as a tour of Greater EQUATE facilities.
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.