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Equate and S+C Group partner to enhance ethylene crackers performance

15 May 2012

Equate Petrochemical has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Schmidt + Clemens Group (S+C) to enhance and optimise the production performance of ethylene crackers.

Equate procurement leader Ahmad Al-Saleh said, as Equate owned and managed ethylene production capacities reach 1.8 million metric tons annually, the strategic accord leverages a decade long business relationship with S+C to implement solutions, best practices and technologies in operational and lifecycle optimisation of ethylene crackers radiant coils.

"This partnership with S+C is a manifestation of Equate's reputation and focus in the area of operational excellence, as well as its determination to equally promote value adding strategic relationships through its Strategic Supplier Management Program," Al-Saleh added.

Thomas Hellige, S+C centrifugal casting division managing director, said: "This strategic partnership will bring both our companies the great benefit of enhancing ethylene cracking coils performance and at the same time the opportunity to explore new key technology."

S+C Middle East Sales director Aurelio Muñoz noted Equate's determination to pro-actively evaluate the option to implement the new generation anti-coke resistant S+C Centralloy HTE alloy, as a part of the strategic cooperation agreement.

Equate, an international joint venture between Dow Chemical, Petrochemical Industries Company, Qurain Petrochemical Industries and Boubyan Petrochemical, produces and supplies petrochemical products to the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.