MANAMA: Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has marked a milestone of exporting 7,193 tonnes of petrochemical products to the US.
The shipment was sent via the vessel MV Stolt Sneland.
Adviser for Industrial and Oil Affairs to His Royal Highness the Prime Minister and GPIC chairman Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa as well as company president Abdul Rahman Jawahery congratulated the company's executive management and all employees on the achievement. "GPIC enjoys a reputation as one of the recognised suppliers of high-quality products all over the world," Mr Jawahery said.
"The company's urea export jetty has a first-class certificate given by AQIS of Australia.
"This certificate is awarded for meeting the most stringent levels for ensuring the safety of products exported to the Australian markets.
"It also represents an added value to the petrochemical products in various world markets," he said.
GPIC exports more than 1.1 million tonnes of ammonia, urea and methanol products every year to various world markets including the US, Australia, South America, India, Thailand and other countries. Since 1985, the company has exported a total of 26.8m tonnes of ammonia, urea and methanol carried by
2,000 ships to various destinations worldwide.
Meanwhile, the company also reported it won the British Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Shield for the chemicals sector for the third time in a row.
Mr Jawahery received the award from RoSPA president Lord Bill Jordan at an event in Birmingham, UK.