EQUATE discusses energy conservation with Electricity and Water Ministry
EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, discussed energy conservation strategies with the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW). During a visit to EQUATE’s industrial complex, head of MEW’s public and private conservation team Iqbal Al-Tayyar highlighted Kuwait’s strategy and plans for conserving and properly utilizing energy sources, such as electricity and water.
Later on, EQUATE Utilities Operations Leader Mohammad Al-Ali presented the company’s overall approach towards energy conservation through a number of initiatives and campaigns as part of EQUATE’s Sustainability Program.
EQUATE Engineering and Construction Leader Sulaiman Albader explained the added-values of the company’s plant water recycle project, which is considered the first of its kind in the Middle East. By recycling and re-using water utilized in industrial operations for the first time in the region, the project enables EQUATE to considerably reduce water consumption, save natural resources and protect the environment. Furthermore, in line with our focus on sustainable energy, EQUATE’s new headquarters, to be completed during 2017, is compliant with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in a number of areas. Such an achievement is truly a source of pride for all of us, noted Albader.
In addition, EQUATE’s sustainable energy projects have included KuwaitÅfs first seawater cooling towers aimed at water conservation and protecting the marine life. As part of the visit, attendees toured EQUATE’s industrial complex to view the different facilities, such as production and the two sustainable energy projects.
In recognition of their efforts, MEW and EQUATE exchanged tokens of appreciation. Both sides have agreed to share their experience and achievements during the next meeting of MEWÅfs conservation team. EQUATE has been an active member of MEW’s various committees, teams and initiatives throughout a number of years.
In addition to Al-Tayyar, Al-Ali and Albader, the meeting was attended by electrical engineers Ali Al-Ruai and Husain Bu Hamad from MEW. Other attendees included EQUATE Utilities Leader Mohammad Al-Mutairi, as well as members of EQUATE Sustainability Committee members Shirin Kamshad and Zaid Al-Saad.