EQUATE attends 5th Gulf petrochemicals forum

EQUATE attends 5th Gulf petrochemicals forum
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Published December 6th, 2010 - 11:45 GMT

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EQUATE Petrochemical Company announced its participation in the 5th annual forum of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) to be held in Dubai during December 7-9, 2010.

Commenting on this event, EQUATE President & CEO Hamad Al-Terkait said, "As one of the leading founders of GPCA, EQUATE greatly contributes to each and every activity held by the association that groups over 150 Gulf companies representing the petrochemical and chemical sectors. GPCA is not merely regional entity, its role and influence reach all petrochemical producers around the world."

Al-Terkait, who also acts as GPCA Board vice chairman, added, "The 5th forum includes the participation of over 1300 delegates including global industrial leaders from different parts of the globe to discuss and deliberate various matters relevant to this critical and sustainable sector that deserves being named 'the future's industry' in terms of pioneering technology, global partnerships, distinguished human resources and rewarding returns."

Al-Terkait noted, "This forum will discuss the future of the petrochemical and chemical industries, elements of growth, and necessary steps to benefit from arising opportunities that would boost this industry in all sectors in light of growth related as this sector has much significance in the Gulf which will have the world's biggest production capacities in the future."

In addition to EQUATE Petrochemical Company, GPCA's new Board of Directors includes senior executives from Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC); SABIC, Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (SIPCHEM), Alujain Corporation, Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical (Petro Rabigh), National Industrialization Co. (TASNEE) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Borouge, Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Co. (ChemaWEyaat) from the United Arab Emirates; Qatar Petrochemical Co. (QAPCO), Qatar Vinyl Co.(QVC), Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO), Qatar General Petroleum Corporation from Qatar; as well as Gulf Petrochemicals Industries Company (GPIC) from the Kingdom of Bahrain

More information about GPCA can be obtained through its website www.gpca.org.ae.

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). Commencing production in 1997, EQUATE is the single operator of a fully integrated world-scale manufacturing facility producing over 5 million tons annually of high-quality petrochemical products which are marketed throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. 

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