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Ministry of Public Works, KOC ink agreement for supply of treated water

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The Ministry of Public Works signed an agreement with the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to support oil projects with treated water during the next stage. Ismail Al-Failakawi Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Works signed on behalf of the Ministry the oil side was represented by CEO of Kuwait Oil Company, Imad Sultan. Also present during the signing ceremony were Assistant Undersecretary for Sanitary Engineering Works at the MPW Engineer Walid Al-Ghanim and a group of officials from both sides.

The signing of the agreement ceremony

After the signing ceremony Imad Sultan highlighted the existing cooperation between the company and the Ministry of Public Works which continues to grow especially that the company uses this water in the oil manufacturing operations and the company’s operations particular in northern Kuwait and other areas that are expected to be expanded in future. He explained the more purified the water is the more impurities are reduced, and thus the expenses that may be used in water purification are reduced again, so it is better in the production of oil, as the sector is part of the state system and has strategic projects within development projects that the company seeks to implement on time. In turn, Al-Failakawi, explained that the agreement is signed by both parties to support the oil sector in production processes that are the backbone of the economy, and “we also have a strategic goal in the ministry to support other parties to strengthen the national economy and achieve the vision of transforming Kuwait as a financial and global center.”

Meanwhile number of Kuwaiti and expatriate workers with geology qualification in the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries is 366, with 287 Kuwaitis and 79 non-Kuwaitis, reports Al-Anba daily. The data showed that the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has the lion’s share in the total number of workers with geology qualification, as there are 245 Kuwaitis and 71 expatriates. This is followed by Kuwait Gulf Oil Company with 20 Kuwaiti workers and two expatriate employees.

The Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) has 19 Kuwaitis and six expatriates with this qualification, while the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has only two Kuwaitis with this qualification. The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (administrative building) has one employee with a geology qualification. However, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), and Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8) do not have any employee with this scientific qualification.

By Muhammad Ghanem Al-Seyassah Staff

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