EQUATE Realizes World Class Achievement with 50 Million Continuous Safe Work Hours

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Date(s) - 25 September 2018
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Kuwait, 25 September 2018 — Continuing its industrial records, the EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, achieved over 50 million continuous safe work hours without a day away from work case (DAWC) throughout its industrial complex in Kuwait.

As the owner and single operator of several manufacturing units in Kuwait, EQUATE’s industrial complex annually produces more than four million tons of ethylene, ethylene glycol (EG), polyethylene (PE), styrene monomer (SM), propylene (PP), paraxylene (PX), benzene (BZ) and heavy aromatics (HA).

EQUATE Group Vice President for Operations Arnd Thomas said, “Safety is not only about having standards and policies, rather it is about a cultural lifestyle and a never-ending journey at work, home and everywhere you are. At EQUATE, safety is the number one priority that starts with each one of us. Our success in this field is not an individual achievement as it is an expression of our partnership and teamwork with the entire workforce contributing and working every second of the day to this success.”

For his part, EQUATE Group Global Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Director Mohammad Al-Shamary said, “Through an intense focus on safety, we have executed some of the globe’s biggest turnarounds (TA) while setting new milestones for efficiency and operational excellence.  We look forward to continuing these accomplishments in all our locations around the world to keep people and communities safe.”

In appreciation of this achievement by its personnel, EQUATE hosted a celebration that was attended by its leaders, employees and contractors in recognition of their contribution to long-term commitment and success.

The EQUATE Group* is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG). The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). The Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society. www.equate.com

* The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), its subsidiaries and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC).