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19 November 2018

A delegation from international company Haldor Topsoe, of Denmark, led by its board Deputy Chairman Jakob Topsoe, visited the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).

GPIC General Manager Corporate Support Fadhel Al Ansari, along with members of the company’s executive management, received the delegation and delivered greetings of company president, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery.

The guests first visited the Leadership and Learning Academy, where they learnt about the current classroom and e-learning training programmes being delivered to develop the workforce. They also saw a scale model of the GPIC Plant and had a brief about the latest technologies used in manufacturing and operations.

The visitors were given a presentation on GPIC's manufacturing business, its high quality products and their various stages of production. The Haldor Topsoe delegation were also briefed on GPIC’s commitment to the implementation of the highest international standards of occupational health and safety. Haldor Topsoe then made a presentation highlighting their business of supplying high-performance catalysts, proprietary technologies, process design, engineering, and services for GPIC’s use.

The delegation had a field tour of the GPIC’s plant, during which they learnt about how the company's factories were built using state-of-the-art international technologies. The guests visited the company’s environmental projects within its industrial complex, including the Princess Sabeeka Garden for Aromatic Plants, the Medicinal Herbs and Plants Garden and the Olive Garden, in addition to the Charity Fish Farm and Bird Sanctuary.

Mr. Topsoe later planted a palm tree to commemorate his visit and commented on how impressed he was with GPIC’s commitment to protecting the environment its sustainability policy.

In a statement, Dr. Jawahery paid tribute to GPIC's close relationship with the 40-year old company, which hails back to the beginning of operations of the ammonia and methanol factories in 1985.

GPIC, he said, relies on Haldor Topsoe to supply catalyst materials for its operations in the factories and both companies have a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

Mr. Topsoe thanked the company management for the welcome and the hospitality and expressed his admiration for GPIC’s significant development. He praised the company's board and its executive management for maintaining GPIC’s growth and focus on its continued success and sustainability.

He also spoke about the importance the GPIC attaches to maintaining the stability of its employees by providing them with continuous opportunities for training and development. He was highly impressed with GPIC’s advanced talent management strategy at the Leadership and Learning Academy and said it proves beyond doubt GPIC’s commitment to its employees.

In February 2011, GPIC signed a contract with Haldor Topsoe to design and supply a modern ammonia reactor. The agreement was signed in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Margaret II of Denmark, who was visiting Bahrain at the time. The signing of this agreement is part of the GPIC's efforts to maintain and increase production rates in-line with the latest global technologies.

Haldor Topsoe is one of the oldest European and international companies operating in the field of engineering and ammonia technology, in addition to its specialization in the production of catalysts related to this industry.