Q8 vi­tal arm of Kuwait’s for­eign in­vest­ments: En­voy

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

BRUSSELS: Kuwait’s am­bas­sador to Bel­gium Jassem Al-Bu­daiwi yes­ter­day praised Q8’s out­put and so­cial out­reach to the pub­lic dur­ing a visit to the com­pany’s of­fices and its blend­ing plant in the port city of An­twerp. “Kuwait Petroleum In­ter­na­tional, Q8, is a very im­por­tant and vi­tal arm of Kuwait’s for­eign in­vest­ment. We are very proud of it,” he said.

Bu­daiwi noted that Q8 is present in the three Benelux coun­tries; Bel­gium, Lux­em­bourg and the Nether­lands, and em­ploys over 500 peo­ple in th­ese three states. He added that the turnout of Q8 op­er­a­tions in the Benelux “has al­ways been prof­itable and they have been mak­ing great in­vest­ments and ex­pand­ing their plants and busi­ness in the Benelux.”

Bu­daiwi made a tour of Q8 blend­ing plant in An­twerp, which opened last May. “It is the big­gest in Bel­gium and one of the big­gest in Europe. This is some­thing of which we are ex­tremely proud of. It is very ad­vanced and uses the most up-to-date tech­nol­ogy,” said the Kuwaiti am­bas­sador.

He also met Az­zam Al-Mut­tawa, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at Kuwait Petroleum North West Europe and other staff mem­bers of Q8 and talked about their strate­gies, in­clud­ing so­cial out­reach to the com­mu­ni­ties in the three coun­tries. “It is an ex­cel­lent pro­gram. Q8 re­ally reaches out to the peo­ple in the three Benelux coun­tries and is do­ing very good com­mu­nity ser­vices,” he stressed. Bu­daiwi was also briefed about Q8’s fuel sta­tions in the Benelux. In Lux­em­bourg, Q8 has the third largest fuel sta­tion in the world. “This is some­thing Kuwait is very proud of,” he noted. Q8’s An­twerp blend­ing plant is sited on the banks of the River Scheldt and en­joys ex­cel­lent ac­cess to the UK and main­land Europe by river, sea, road and rail. The Q8 brand re­fines and mar­kets fuel, lu­bri­cants and other petroleum de­riv­a­tives out­side Kuwait. Its main ac­tiv­i­ties are fo­cused on Europe and the Far East.

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