Date(s) - 12 March 2015
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, recognized a number of travel agents and airlines for their role in supporting the Company during its world-record breaking Turnaround (TA) for petrochemical plants at the end of 2014.
EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “When EQUATE told some organizations it was planning on executing the TA in 30 days, they simply replied that it was impossible. One of the main challenges during the TA was securing the travel of over 10,000 individuals from around the world into Kuwait, followed by their smooth departure. Through our partnerships, including the ones with yourselves as travel agents and airline companies, EQUATE was successful at ‘Making the Impossible Possible!’ as part of efforts for overall sustainability in Kuwait and beyond. Thank you for being our ‘Partners in Success’.”
With the participation of over 10,000 employees and contractors, the TA was successfully finalized within 30 days for the industrial units of ethylene, polyethylene, ethylene glycol and utilities, as well as the first phase of the polyethylene-debottlenecking project to increase its capacity from 825,000 metric tons annually (MTA) to almost 1 million MTA.
With the attendance of EQUATE senior management and a number of leaders, the recognized organizations included Air Arabia, Barakat Travel Gulf Air and Jet Air.
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