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“Greater Equate” Readies for Olefins II Complex

9:46 AM MST | December 5, 2007 | Natasha Alperowicz

Equate (Safat, Kuwait) celebrated last month the 10th anniversary of start-up of the company’s Shuaiba, Kuwait petrochemicals manufacturing complex. The company has grown over the last 10 years to become over a $1-billion/year player and will more than double sales with Olefins II, a new petrochemical complex that is due online in 2008. Equate and Olefins II will be run together as an enlarged, integrated entity, dubbed Greater Equate, says Dan Gibbs, senior v.p. at Equate. The Olefins II complex will comprise an ethane cracker with capacity for...

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