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14 March 2017

Delegates at the Fourth Research and Innovation Summit organised by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) in Bahrain visited the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).

Company officials, who welcomed the guests, conveyed to them the greetings of GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and said the visit would provide them an opportunity to get acquainted with the nature of the Company's work and witness its development.

The delegation was briefed on the Company's business and strategy as well as on its operations, production, and most important achievements in the field of safety and the protection of the environment.

They also listened to an explanation about the state-of-the-art carbon dioxide recovery plant, the first of its kind in the Middle East, which contributes significantly to the reduction of harmful emissions as a result of factory operations.

The guests were taken to GPIC’s training facilities, including the eLearning Centre and the Academy of Leadership and Learning, where they were briefed on the continuing education process for employees as well as the role they play in providing practical training to university students and institutions. The visitors praised the modern technology in use and said such facilities confirm GPIC’s attention towards staff training and its keenness to provide them with the latest industry knowledge.

The visitors went around the several environmental projects around the complex, including the HRH Princess Sabeeka Aromatic Plants Garden and the Medicinal Plants and Herbs Garden, the Palm Tree Oasis, the Charity Fish Farm and the Bird Sanctuary.

The members of the delegation thanked Dr. Jawahery and the Executive Management for the welcome and the hospitality and said the visit allowed them to get acquainted with the development of Bahrain in general and the company in particular. They said the unique environmental projects set up by within the industrial complex underlined GPIC’s commitment and orientation towards a clean industry.

The visitors praised the use of global standards during the production process and in the field of health and safety, which had earned GPIC a spotless reputation globally.

The summit was held on March 8 and 9 and highlighted the importance of creating a culture of innovation and the pursuit of excellence, in addition to addressing the integration of technology, innovation and research and development to improve performance, ensure sustainable growth and maintain profitability.