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11 October 2017

Deputy Prime Minister HH Sheikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, accompanied by the Minister of Oil, HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, visited the stand of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) at the Middle East Process Engineering Exhibition, held in Bahrain from October 9 to 11.

The event, held under the patronage His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, the Prime Minister was earlier inaugurated by HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

HH and HE were received by the GPIC Board of Directors Chairman, Dr. Ahmed Al Sharyan, its President, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and a number of senior Executives and officials.

Dr. Jawahery briefed the guests on the high quality Ammonia, Methanol and Urea produced by the Company and show them the publications brought out by the Company several aspects related to the nature of its work, occupational health and safety and environmental care.

He also briefed them on the latest developments at the Company's plants, modern facilities and its future plans to double production. They were told about the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Award (Rospa Gold Award), which the Company received in recognition of its outstanding achievements in the field of safety.

HH the Deputy Prime Minister expressed his admiration at the exhibition and said GPIC is now a growing industrial entity with a strong base, which is a boon not only for Bahrain but also for all Gulf countries.

He also expressed admiration at the Company's policy and approach in creating jobs for Bahrainis and stressed on the Company's success in complying with the international standards of occupational health and safety. He said the Rospa Award complimented its winning its safety award for 25 consecutive years.

HH Shaikh Ali praised the Company's participation in the exhibition and said it enriched its activities because of GPIC’s experience in the field of process engineering.

Dr. Jawahery thanked HH Sheikh Ali for his visit and expressed appreciation for his praise for the Company and the industrial community. He said such appreciation encourages all those t the company to perform even better.

The Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (MEPEC) 2017 was held under the theme "Sustainable Growth through Innovation and Integration in Refining and Petrochemicals Operations".

More than 350 national and international companies, from the fields of oil, gas, refining and petrochemicals, took part.

The event was held with the support of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and in cooperation with the National Oil and Gas Authority.