A delgation of Haldor Topsoe of Denmark touring GPIC

A delgation of Haldor Topsoe of Denmark touring GPIC

Major production milestone achieved

GPIC has set new yardsticks in not only production and export of fertilisers and their products, but also on its presence in the largest regional and global markets

01 December 2018

Bahrain-based Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has recorded a production milestone of 40 million tonnes of ammonia, methanol and urea till now.

Meanwhile, GPIC reported a total production of 1.2 million tonnes by the end of the third quarter of this year, including 347,000 tonnes of ammonia, 331,000 tonnes of methanol, and 525,000 tonnes of urea, said a statement from the company.

Dr Jawahery: setting new yardsticks

Dr Jawahery: setting new yardsticks

The company organised a celebration to mark the achievement where it highlighted efforts to attain the highest levels of efficiency and productivity at the highest standards of occupational health and safety, it said.

GPIC president Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery said that this success came after many years of professional and sincere work from those working at the company who are keen to adhere to the principles of a clean industry.

He said that the company had now become a global entity and had set new yardsticks in not only production and export of fertilisers and their products, but also on its presence in the largest regional and global markets.

Dr Jawahery praised the professionalism of employees who worked with dedication and in a professional manner, displaying grit and determination, putting their collective experience to good use.

He also applauded the sound approach and flexible policies set by the board of directors, which focussed on putting employees first. Dr Jawahery said that they worked hard to provide all possible opportunities to develop employees’ skills and enhance their professionalism while taking part in conferences within and outside Bahrain.

He spoke of the efforts of the executive management in following up on the implementation of the policies, plans and programmes set by the board of directors, whether related to the development of human elements or on operations, to ensure full compliance with safety.

GPIC started operating its ammonia and methanol plants in 1985 while the urea plant went on stream in 1998. Since then, the company has seen a growth in its operations, which has resulted in records, not only in production, operations and exports, but also in the field of maintenance and occupational safety.

Meanwhile, GPIC general manager corporate support Fadhel Al Ansari received a delegation from international company Haldor Topsoe of Denmark, led by its board deputy chairman Jakob Topsoe. Haldor Topsoe made a presentation highlighting their business of supplying high-performance catalysts, proprietary technologies, process design, engineering and services for GPIC’s use.

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.

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 Queen Margaret 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 specialisation in the production of catalysts related to this industry.

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