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22 April 2018

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery visited the Company’s maintenance team to ensure smooth progress of the comprehensive turnaround periodic maintenance work that is being implemented this month.

During his visit, Dr. Jawahery met Bahrain Project Operations Manager at General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas Eng. Fatima Al Turabi and took part in maintenance operations. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive turnaround operations in the Company’s history.

In a statement, Dr. Jawahery praised the operations and spoke about GE’s regional and international standing as one of the world's largest and most important companies. He stressed the importance of the strong partnership between GPIC and GE, which, he said, enhances the efficiency of the plants and contributes to maintaining the growth of manufacturing industries, while supporting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national economy.

Dr. Jawahery praised Ms. Al Turabi’s competence and said her professional potential is already an example for ambitious young Bahraini women.

Dr. Jawahery stressed the importance of developing talents of young Bahrainis by providing them with opportunities to refine their knowledge and. He said it is in everybody’s interest they raise the level of their professional skills by taking part in training courses and educational programmes which raise their professional competence.

Dr. Jawahery invited all stakeholders in different institutions and companies to pay more attention to the training of Bahraini youth, the future and its rich cadres and the strategic objective of future human development to help them enrich their knowledge and experiences to be able to face all challenges and difficulties in their careers.

Ms. Al Turabi graduated from the College of Electronic Engineering at the University of Bahrain, after which she joined the University as a Lecturer in 2004 for a year. She joined GE as a project engineer more than 13 years ago.

She has since taken up several many leadership positions and acquired field and practical experience, rising to became in charge of the Middle East, Pakistan and Turkey regions.

GE Oil and Gas is working to provide a wide range of advanced equipment to the Company's shareholders, including turbines. The Company gives the highest priority to safety, quality and operational excellence to achieve higher levels of productivity. 

GE supports Bahrain in the field of oil and gas projects and has enjoyed a strong presence in the region for more than eight decades. It has been able to increase its investments in Bahrain in cooperation with local centers of excellence in addition to its investing in the training of Bahraini citizens.