Date(s) - 09 March 2011
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Kuwait, March 9, 2011 — EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Honeywell and Kuwait University’s College of Engineering & Petroleum inaugurated the faculty’s EQUATE’s Chemical Engineering Design Labs, which are the first of their kind at Kuwaiti universities.
The two labs (one for males and the other for females), fully funded and sponsored by EQUATE and Honeywell, aim to offer valued students and faculty members the facility to develop and conduct chemical engineering designs through specialized software applications. Students will receive training in this regard, which will serve as an important resource based on their academic requirements.
During the labs’ official inauguration, the college’s Dean Dr. Taher Al-Sahhaf expressed “Utmost appreciation and gratitude to EQUATE and Honeywell for sponsoring these facilities which support the university and will serve a number of academic requirements.”
Al-Sahhaf noted, “EQUATE has always been a true supporter of the college’s endeavors and we hope such cooperation will further develop and flourish.”
On his part, EQUATE VP Technical Services Mohammad Al-Benali said, “These labs are an extension of a partnership and ongoing strong collaboration between EQUATE and other academic institutes, such as the college which has been playing a major role in Kuwait’s educational and scientific research development. In 2008, EQUATE signed an agreement with the college to streamline cooperation in relevant academic, industrial and administrative affairs.”
Al-Benali added, “EQUATE’s sponsorship and funding of these labs are part of its CSR Program aimed at sharing success with the community to forge partnerships for overall sustainability within the Kuwaiti society and in the community. This program covers various segments and includes scientific, health, academic and professional development.”
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.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.