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Equate completes turnaround of petrochemical facilities
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Jan '15
Kuwait-based Equate Petrochemical Company said it has successfully completed turnaround of its plants and also the first phase of the polyethylene plant debottlenecking project.

As part of the exercise, all units were shutdown from November 20 till December 20 and the units resumed their normal operations on the 23rd of December.

Equate has realised the first of its kind international achievement by completing all operations within a record-time for petrochemical plants based on global standards.

In addition, Equate has affirmed its abidance by all local laws and regulations relevant to implementing the strictest guidelines for environment, health and safety (EH&S).

Turnaround is a major activity that takes place once every eight years for a 30-day shutdown.

“All matters are thoroughly planned for technical experts to conduct comprehensive maintenance of a number of industrial units, which include ethylene, polyethylene, ethylene glycol and utilities,” Equate said.

In addition, during the turnaround, Equate executed the first phase of its polyethylene debottlenecking project.

Equate’s current capacity of polyethylene is 825,000 MTA and will reach almost 1 million MTA once the debottlenecking project is completed during 2016.

Equate CEO Mohammad Husain said, “Our human resources played a great role in manifesting a unique professional culture throughout the company during the turnaround.”

“The work environment was characterized by teamwork based on innovation, focused responsiveness, precision and holistic integration at all levels,” he added.

Equate Petrochemical is a JV between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company, Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC).

Equate is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products. (AR)

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