GPIC achieves urea production milestone
Manama, December 27, 2009
GPIC's urea plant marked yet another milestone by achieving production target of 628,350 metric tonnes.
This was the planned target quantity for this year, and the highest since the inauguration of the plant by His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in March 1998.
GPIC general manager. Abdulrahman Jawahery said that the plant was constructed by the Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, while the equipment were supplied by Snamprogetti of Italy, which also provided hi-tech production system that combines quality with environment standards.
Praising the company's national work force, Jawahery said that since the beginning, Bahraini employees have played a vital role in the plant's operation.
'When urea plant started its operations, half of the employees were Bahraini nationals,' he said.
'The company was keen since its inception to train Bahraini employees and prepare them to assume leading future position' he said.
Meanwhile, Bahraini workforce has reached now 80 per cent of the total manpower, which proves the success of strategies adopted by the company.
Jawahery said that during the past years, GPIC was able to produce and export seven million metric tonnes of urea.
However, the company's current production reaches 1,700 metric tonnes per day.
Regarding export operations, the GPIC official said that since inauguration of urea plant, the company was committed to exporting the best urea products, which led to a great satisfaction by the company's customers.
Earlier, leading Australian fertiliser company Hi Fert announced that urea produced in Bahrain is the best of the past 10 years.
The GPIC general manager expressed his pride over such significant recognition in spite of the current global financial crisis.-TradeArabia News Service