Equate restarts Ethylene Glycol unit
Kuwait, November 5, 2012
Equate Petrochemical Company, a major player in the petrochemical sector based in Kuwait, said it has restarted its 550,000 metric tons annually (MTA) Ethylene Glycol unit following its closure due to a blaze last July.
Established in 1995, Equate is an international joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Company, The Dow Chemical Company, Boubyan Petrochemical Company and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC).
“The unit was successfully restarted after being shutdown last July following a fire incident,” said a statement from the company.
“Through the co-operation of its world-class workforce, Equate successfully restarted the unit at an earlier date than the previously announced mid-November target,” it added.
Equate, which commenced production in 1997, is the single operator of a fully-integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons of petrochemical products anually and marketing it throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.-TradeArabia News Service