EQUATE sponsors Kuwait Dive Team’s project to protect coral reefs

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Date(s) - 17 December 2014
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EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint-venture, sponsored a project by Kuwait Dive Team to protect coral reefs in a number of Kuwaiti islands by installing bowing marines.

Kuwait Dive Team is part of the Environment Voluntary Foundation. The bowing marines were installed at the islands of Kubbar, Qaroah and Um Al-Maradem.

EQUATE Vice President for Technical Services and head of EQUATE Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team Mohammad Al Benali said, “The environment is a major priority for EQUATE at every level. Therefore, protecting and preserving the environment are pivotal elements of EQUATE CSR Program for the aim of realizing overall sustainability in Kuwait. Such sustainability can only be achieved through establishing and launching partnerships with relevant public and private organizations. This cooperation between EQUATE and Kuwait Dive Team is a prime example of our tagline ‘Partners in Success’ and an extension of our previous efforts to safeguard and protect the environment. Some of our global scale initiatives in this regard include launching the Middle East’s First Plant Water Recycle Project, Kuwait’s First CO2 Recovery Project, and Kuwait’s First Seawater Cooling Towers, as well as other initiatives on the short and long terms.”

On his part, Environment Voluntary Foundation Board Chairman and Head of Kuwait Dive Team Waleed Al-Fadhel said, “This sponsorship will play a significant role in protecting and preserving the marine life by installing and maintaining bowing marines around coral reefs, which will contribute to safeguarding the environment as a whole. Much appreciation to EQUATE for its contribution and efforts to preserve the environment by being our partner in this national endeavor.”

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.