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EQUATE congratulates Head of Fire Department – Al-Mekrad named as Director-General of KFSD

Photo from the event
Photo from the event

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: EQUATE Petrochemical company, Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, visited His Excellency Lieutenant-General Khaled Al-Mekrad to extend congratulations for being named as the Director-General of Kuwait Fire Service Department (KFSD).

During the visit, EQUATE was represented by its President & CEO Mohammad Husain; Vice-President for Technical Services Tareq Jafar Al-Kandari;  Environment, Health & Safety Leader Mohammad Al-Shamary; Emergency Services & Security Leader Abdulqader Al-Qabandi; Government Affairs Category Leader Mohammad Al-Boloushi and Process Safety Expert Abdullah Al-Hazza.

EQUATE President & CEO Mohammad Husain said, “KFSD plays an integral role in ensuring the security and wellbeing of the entire Kuwaiti society, including industrial organizations. To reinforce this role for overall sustainability, KFSD and EQUATE have joined hands in knowledge sharing, specialized international training, a number of professional forums, as well as various community awareness campaigns for overall safety at homes, workplaces and the desert.”

Husain added, “We are looking forward to continue this partnership with KFSD under the leadership of Lieutenant-General Al-Mekrad. In addition, utmost appreciation and gratitude to former KFSD Director-General Lieutenant-General Yousef Al-Ansari for his critical role throughout this partnership.”

Established in 1995 as Kuwait’s first international joint-venture in this industry, EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE) embodies its “Partners in Success” slogan through the partnership between Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class units in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 6 million tons of the highest quality petrochemicals. As part of its global presence and growth opportunities, EQUATE in 2015 fully acquired MEGlobal as a wholly owned subsidiary. MEGlobal is a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of petrochemicals with operations in North America and Europe. EQUATE’s operations through MEGlobal and Greater EQUATE, the Kuwait-based integrated petrochemical complex, include producing Ethylene, Polyethylene (PE), Ethylene Glycol (EG), Polypropylene (PP), Styrene Monomer (SM), Paraxylene (PX), Heavy Aromatics (HA) and Benzene (BZ). The products are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Alongside with being a leading industrial organization, EQUATE dedicates its utmost commitment and care to overall sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships with various stakeholders, including its employees, the society and customers, as well as public and private bodies in all relevant fields, such as human development, environment, education, health and public awareness. www.EQUATE.com

With its initial founding taking place during 1947, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) is currently an independent government authority under the supervision of State Minister for Council of Ministers Affairs in the State of Kuwait. KFSD plays a number of critical national roles by providing required protection for lives and property from fires, crashes, incidents and natural disasters and preventing them throughout the country. www.kfsd.gov.kw

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