EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, discussed energy conservation strategies with the Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW). During a visit to EQUATE’s industrial complex, head of MEW’s public and private conservation team Iqbal Al-Tayyar highlighted Kuwait’s strategy and plans for conserving and properly utilizing energy sources, such as electricity and water.
Later on, EQUATE Utilities Operations Leader Mohammad Al-Ali presented the company’s overall approach towards energy conservation through a number of initiatives and campaigns as part of EQUATE’s Sustainability Program.
On his part, EQUATE Engineering & Construction Leader Sulaiman Albader explained the added-values of the company’s plant water recycle project, which is considered the first of its kind in the Middle East. “By recycling and re-using water utilized in industrial operations for the first time in the region, the project enables EQUATE to considerably reduce water consumption, save natural resources and protect the environment. Furthermore, in line with our focus on sustainable energy, EQUATE’s new headquarters, to be completed during 2017, is compliant with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) in a number of areas. Such an achievement is truly a source of pride for all of us,” noted Albader.
In addition, EQUATE’s sustainable energy projects have included Kuwait’s first seawater cooling towers aimed at water conservation and protecting the marine life. As part of the visit, attendees toured EQUATE’s industrial complex to view the different facilities, such as production and the two sustainable energy projects.
In recognition of their efforts, MEW and EQUATE exchanged tokens of appreciation. Both sides have agreed to share their experience and achievements during the next meeting of MEW’s conservation team. EQUATE has been an active member of MEW’s various committees, teams and initiatives throughout a number of years.
In addition to Al-Tayyar, Al-Ali and Albader, the meeting was attended by electrical engineers Ali Al-Ruai and Husain Bu Hamad from MEW. Other attendees included EQUATE Utilities Leader Mohammad Al-Mutairi, as well as members of EQUATE Sustainability Committee members Shirin Kamshad and Zaid Al-Saad.EQUATE is a global producer of petrochemicals used in products that create a better world. The company is the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG) with industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe producing Ethylene, Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). The products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a leading global enterprise, EQUATE strongly pursues sustainability principles and best practices wherever it operates through partnerships with various stakeholders, including its employees and customers, as well as societies as a whole in fields that includes human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. Established in 1995 as an international joint venture, EQUATE’s shareholders include Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). EQUATE provides reliable services and solutions that enables global customers and stakeholders to grow and attain the success they seek by being “Partners in Success.” www.equate.com