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Equate hosts KPC leaders during world record breaking Turnaround

Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture, hosted a number of leaders from Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) & Subsidiaries during the company’s world record breaking Turnaround (TA) that has set a new global benchmark for petrochemical plants.

The visits included KPC Deputy Board Chairman & CEO Nizar Al-Adsani, the Board Chairman of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) CEO Asaad Al-Saad, EQUATE Board Chairman Abdulrasool Jafar, EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain, EQUATE’s senior management, as well as several EQUATE leaders and employees.

The visits involved a plant tour, presentations about EQUATE’s history, achievements, in addition to the details of the TA and the first phase of the debottlenecking of the polyethylene plant. Moreover, the visit touched upon the projects and initiatives of KPC & Subsidiaries, as well as integration between petroleum, gas and petrochemical sectors to serve Kuwait’s interests to embody EQUATE’s tagline of “Partners in Success” locally and globally.

Through the distinguished efforts of the company’s human resources, especially nationals, the TA’s operations were executed with the participation of over 10,000 individuals represent EQUATE’s employees and contractors within a world record breaking timeframe of 30 days. The units included Ethylene, Polyethylene, Ethylene Glycol and utilities.

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.