Saturday, September 19, 2020

GPIC: 40 Years in Leading Bahrain’s Petrochemicals Sector

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) is a joint venture equally owned by Bahrain-based National Oil and Gas Authority, Saudi-based SABIC Agri-Nutrients Investment Company and Kuwait-based Petrochemical Industries Company.

GPIC’s Board of Directors comprise representatives of the three shareholding states, which is chaired by Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Sharyan. GPIC’s executive management is led by President Dr. Abdulrahman A Hussain Jawahery.

GPIC considers itself a role model in the protection of the environment and was the first industrial company to use practical demonstration projects to verify the environmental credentials of its operations. In addition to the production plants, the GPIC Complex, which was built in Sitra on a reclaimed area of 60 hectares, comprises utility plants, maintenance workshops, offices, stores, and laboratories. The company uses natural gas which is readily available in Bahrain as a feedstock for the production of ammonia, urea, and methanol.

A fish farm, bird sanctuary, palm tree plantations, and herbal garden have been established at the GPIC site.

The challenges of regional and global climate change have always been at the forefront of GPIC’s strategies. It was with this key focus and, to manage green-house gas emissions, the Middle East’s first Carbon Dioxide Recovery (CDR) Plant was commissioned at GPIC in 2010.

The unit captures 450 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per day from the reformer flue gases which has substantially improved its carbon footprint.

GPIC has a robust and internationally recognised Safety, Health and Environmental Management System.

The company has won many accolades including the Sir George Earle Trophy from Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK and the Robert W Campbell Award from the National Safety Council, USA for excellence in health, safety and environment (HSE) management systems.

Fully integrated into the company’s everyday operations, these management systems have received many accreditations including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001.

GPIC is also certified in ISO 27001 which deals with information security and has voluntarily embraced process safety management at its facilities.

GPIC is a significant contributor to the national economy of Bahrain in its activities, represented by natural gas purchases, employment, and training of Bahraini nationals, utilisation of local contractors, power consumption and other financial and commercial operations.

GPIC injects around $271 million annually into the economy and its vision is to be a world-class petrochemical and fertiliser company of choice, recognised for excellence.

The company, which is based in Sitra was formed in December 1979 and has over 400 members of staff.

For more information, visit www.gpic.com.

MOST READ

Health Minister receives Indian ambassador

Health Minister Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh, received Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Piyush Srivastava. The minister praised the historical relations between Bahrain and India in...

‘KHCB’ Honours Its Frontline Staff

In a benevolent gesture that reflects the Bank’s appreciation to the noble national efforts exerted in light of the challenging circumstances witnessed by Bahrain...

HM King’s humanitarian initiatives lauded by Sudan’s foreign minister

Sudan’s Acting Foreign Minister Omar Qamar Al Din Ismail has praised the support of His Majesty the King to Sudan in various circumstances and...

Carrefour Bahrain Introduces ‘Click and Collect’: The Latest Innovation for Faster and More Flexible Online Shopping

Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is introducing Click and Collect, a new service that will give online shoppers...

Renault Bahrain Hosts Special Fleet Delivery Ceremony

Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons, the sole distributor of Renault vehicles in the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted a special delivery ceremony in Bahrain to hand...

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) welcomes class of 2024

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), re-opened its campus in Riffa, following an orientation session for the incoming Class of 2024 students. AUBH Founding...

Quick look at Nvidia’s new RTX 3080

Nvidia is promising big things with the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. “Twice the performance” of the RTX 2080 is perhaps the biggest claim...

HH Shaikh Nasser hails horse racing victories in UK, France

His Majesty King Hamad’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs and Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) Chairman, HH Shaikh Nasser bin...

Gulf Air resumes direct flights to India

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it will resume its direct flights to and from the Republic of...

Kdan Mobile’s DottedSign Includes AATL Certificates to Ensure Users the Highest Level of Electronic Signature Process

Kdan Mobile Software Ltd., a global software as a service (SaaS) company, has announced that its e-signature service DottedSign now includes a digital identity...

HH Khalid bin Hamad congratulates ‘Your Talent at Home’ winners

First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin...

Artificial Intelligence Academy launched at Bahrain Polytechnic

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Academy of the Bahrain Technical College (Bahrain Polytechnic) launched the first batch of 38 students. This came under the directives of...

Interior Minister: valid PCR certificates for entry to Bahrain via causeway

The Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said that Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) certificates accredited by the Saudi Health Ministry within 72...

RHF Secretary-General visits flood-affected areas in Sudan

Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF)'s Secretary-General Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed, visited some areas affected by the floods and torrents that swept Sudan. This came under the directives...

CBB warns consumers when dealing with personal and banking information

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) called on consumers to be cautious and vigilant when dealing with their personal and banking information. This warning came...