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24 April 2018

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery has announced the completion of the Company’s comprehensive periodic maintenance for the year.

He said the exercise, which will maintain the continuity of the Company's operations throughout the next operation period with high efficiency and regular productivity, was completed on yesterday (April 23).

Dr. Jawahery thanked the Government, Company officials and employees, all Ministries, Agencies and State Institutions who contributed to the successful conclusion of the exercise and in facilitating access, loading and transfer of equipment.

He said such coordination and cooperation is a national effort since it would ultimately be in the interest of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s industrial sector in supporting the national economy.

He said 53 pieces of equipment of various sizes and dimensions, including those manufactured in giant workshops within Bahrain, and from Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, Singapore and Austria were used.

Other equipment, besides being locally procured, was also imported from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Dr. Jawahery praised the support of the Company Chairman and the Board of Directors, their follow-up of the overall maintenance work and their encouragement of the employees’, who worked hard and long to coordinate and prepare with various Government and Private Agencies to facilitate and secure access and transfer of equipment. He thanked in particular the Ministry of Interior (represented by Customs Affairs), the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning and the Khalifa bin Salman Port.

He said the port is one of the most important economic and commercial monuments in the region and works to standards and specifications comparable to the largest and most modern ports. This, he said, greatly facilitated the process of loading and delivering large equipment smoothly to the Company's site.

GPIC carries out a turnaround of its plants every three years. The plants and equipment are maintained in cooperation with international and local manufacturers and specialists to achieve the desired objectives.