EQUATE shuts down ethylene glycol unit after fire incident

EQUATE shuts down ethylene glycol unit after fire incident

6:00 AM, 3rd August 2012
EQUATE shuts down ethylene glycol unit after fire incident

SALMIYA, KUWAIT: EQUATE Petrochemical Company said that it has shutdown one of its Ethylene Glycol units with a total capacity of 550,000 MTA. “The shutdown will be for approximately six weeks as a result of the fire that took place on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012. Production operations of other units are unaffected and ongoing,” said an EQUATE official. “EQUATE would like to note that it is the only entity authorized to issue statements regarding this matter and all other issues relevant to its operations,” added the official.

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).

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