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Kuwait's Ethylene 2 Plant Resumes Production

Source: Emirates News Agency 7/18/2017, Location: Middle East

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Kuwait's Ethylene 2 Plant resumed operation following a brief shutdown for technical considerations last week, the EQUATE Group announced.

"Operations at our EU2 have resumed normally in record time following repairs. Both the Ethylene Glycol and Polyethylene plants in Kuwait have returned to the usual production levels as they were impacted by the temporary shutdown of EU2," the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, quoted EQUATE Group’s President and CEO Mohammad Husain as saying.

The EU2 has a production capacity of 850,000 metric tons annually and is owned by The Kuwait Olefins Company, TKOC, part of the EQUATE Group.

The dedication and efforts of EQUATE Group’s employees were lauded by Husain as operations resumed two weeks ahead of the planned schedule in absolute conformity with safety standards.

The EQUATE Group is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of Ethylene Glycol (EG).The Group has industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 5 million tons of Ethylene, EG, Polyethylene (PE) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).

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