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13 February 2017

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has exported a record 50,000 tonnes of Urea on board the vessel, Ince Tokyo, from the Company’s pier in Sitra.

This is the biggest consignment since June 2012, when a consignment was sent to Sudan.

Speaking on the occasion, GPIC Managing Director H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Al Musaiteer thanked Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and the Board of Directors for their continued support and guidance. He also thanked the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation and the Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait for their significant role in marketing the Company’s products around the world.

The Managing Director appreciated all the staff for their efforts, which resulted in significant achievements in 2016, and stressed the cooperation between the administration and the staff in the implementation of the plans contributed to such records. He expressed the hope the workers would continue helping improve performance since GPIC has a lot of aspirations of doing even better during 2017.

In a statement, Dr. Jawahery said the GPIC exports Urea all over the world, particularly to Brazil and the United States, and said these markets are strategically important and have intense competition.

Dr. Jawahery said exports to Brazil in 2016 were more than 348,000 tons, which is the largest amount exported to the country since the start of production. Brazil accounted for 49 per cent of the GPIC’s urea exports, followed by 19 per cent for the United States.

Dr. Jawahery said the GPIC had been able to maintain the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) qualification when it was re-evaluated by an independent audit in 2016, which reflected the company’s the efficiency and systems with regard to the production, storage and handling of Urea.