Equate named ‘Plant of the Year’
Kuwait City, November 27, 2011
Equate Petrochemical Company has earned the Middle East Chemical Week’s 'Plant of the Year 2011 Award” organised by Petchem Arabia and the UK-based World Refining Association.
The award was granted to Equate in recognition of its world-class operational excellence and exemplary environmental contributions, a statement from Kuwait-based company said.
Equate president and CEO, Hamad Al-Terkait, said: “To achieve environment, health & safety (EH&S) excellence, Equate has developed its own set of relevant programs, objectives and goals which are regularly tracked and reported. These programs are not only related to business efficiency, they are also relevant to the employees and the community’s overall health, safety and pollution prevention, as well as preserving valuable natural resources.”
Earlier this year, Equate became the first Kuwaiti company to earn the internationally recognised ‘responsible care’ accreditation and certification, the statement said.
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, the company 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, it said. – TradeArabia News Service
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