Analysis

1. Historical Availability and Output

2019
2018

The following graphs are a detailed representation of the budgeted and actual generation and technical availability of both water and power. It is important to understand that fluctuations may be due various factors such as planned and unplanned outages and/or extreme environmental conditions. However, we always aim to meet our targeted production and availability levels as it is one of our main focuses.

1. 1,000,000 Man-Hours Without Accidents

We, as a safety conscious company, are proud to say that we celebrated a total of more than 1,000,000 man-hours without any lost time accidents in May 2018. We plan to continue maintaining high safety standards ensuring the safety of our employees and the plant.

2. Environmental Limits and Compliance

The company follows all regulations and environmental discharge limits set by the Kuwait Environmental Public Authority (KEPA). Regulatory reports are submitted to the authority on a yearly basis.

3. Internships

As part of Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula’s social corporate responsibility, we have provided multiple opportunities for young professionals and students, specifically those pursuing technical degrees, to be trained at our plant. This includes a 2-month internship program coordinated with the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) as well as Kuwait University’s (KU) College of Engineering and Petroleum. Such programs are not only meant to educate the students but also to encourage them to pursue a career in the private sector.

4. Biodiversity Projects and Relationships with Universities

Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula is also a proud sponsor of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Kuwait University’s (KU) efforts in protecting and maintaining the environmental biodiversity in the country. Not only have we been funding KISR’s research for urban and landscape environmental protection, but KU’s Sustainable Zero-Discharge Seawater Desalination project for protecting marine biodiversity and ensuring that salinity levels are properly monitored and within the safe thresholds set by international organizations.