Date(s) - 06 September 2015
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, participated in the graduation ceremony of the 38th Summer Training Course for University and High School Students by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).
The ceremony was under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, acting Minister of Information and State Minister for Your Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.
This has been the 15th consecutive year EQUATE has sponsored this training course as part of embodying its “Partners in Success” slogan with KISR.
EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “Our partnership with KISR includes a number of fields and topics relevant to the sectors of training, specialized studies and industrial development. This training course is part of those initiatives and is considered one of the most important annual activities that are sponsored by EQUATE. In addition, during 2010, EQUATE signed a memorandum of understanding with KISR for collaboration in research relevant to the petrochemical industry, its industrial applications and technological tools. Without any doubt, developing human resources who represent the cornerstone of sustainability is the main objective of this partnership.”
During the ceremony, EQUATE was represented by Corporate Communications Leader Kholoud Al-Feeli with the attendance of Her Excellency the Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs Sheikha Al-Zain Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, KISR Director-General, as well as several leading figures from the institute and other bodies.
With the participation of over 150 high-school and university students, the course addressed a number of subjects relevant to KISR’s research programs and projects, chemistry, biology, computer, architecture, engineering and others.
Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership 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 currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical units, within the Greater EQUATE joint-venture, that annually produce over 5 million tons of the highest quality grades of Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates in cooperation with public and private bodies, including employees, the society and customers, in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. www.equate.com.
The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) was established in 1967, by Japan’s Arabian Oil Company Limited in partial fulfillment of its obligations under an oil concession agreement with the government of the State of Kuwait. The institute was established to carry out applied scientific research in three fields: petroleum, desert agriculture and marine biology. KISR was restructured by an Amiri decree issued in 1973, under which it became directly responsible, via its Board of Trustees, to the Council of Ministers. The main objectives of the institute, as specified in the Amiri decree, were to carry out applied scientific research, especially that related to industry, energy, agriculture, and the national economy, to contribute to the economic and social development of the state and to advise the government on the country’s scientific research policy. www.kisr.edu.kw.