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March 4th, 2021 – Vancouver, Canada – CharCoat Passive Fire Protection Inc., the global leader in Passive Fire Protection, specializing in Electrical Fire Protection, Firestopping & Insulation coatings, is very proud to announce its continued supply to KNPC Gas Train 5 (GT5), Kuwait.

The KNPC (Kuwait National Petroleum Company) GT5 project at the Mina Al Ahmadi Refinery is one of the most prestigious projects in the Middle East, and CharCoat CC was chosen over others to supply, due to the technical capability of our product, 100% transparent approvals and ease of application. Not to mention one of the only Hydrocarbon Cable Coatings on the market today. Chosen and specified by Técnicas Reunidas (who is a company specialized in the design and management of the execution of industrial plant projects throughout the world) and approved by KNPC.

All importing into Kuwait, supply and logistics were completed by our very experienced Partner, Al Jameh Group General Trading & Contracting Company, who are also highly experienced in supply, service and installation in the Oil, Gas & Power Industries In Kuwait and in the Middle East. Al Jameh Group General Trading & Contracting Company also completed a major portion of the application.

Charcoat Cable Coating works were awarded to SBC General Trading and Contracting Co., W.L.L. (SBC) who is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certified establishment registered in Kuwait to provide contracting and sub-contracting work for mechanical, civil, electrical and instrumentation works, Industrial Coating and Painting work, Fabrication and Erection of Steel structure, Storage tanks as well as general trading work.

Further works were awarded to Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co. (HEISCO). HEISCO is recognized as a leading oil & gas contracting company in Kuwait, contributing to the development of the country’s infrastructure in commercial and industrial sectors. HEISCO’ is ISO 9001: 2015 , OHSAS ISO 45001:2018 and the Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015 certified

“We are extremely proud to have been chosen to to supply our CharCoat CC Coating to fireproof electrical cables for this highly prestigious project and we thank KNPC and Técnicas Reunidas for their diligent work in choosing a “fit for purpose” product like Charcoat CC” Stated Tad Bass, Technical Director for CharCoat. “We have all been battling the effects of this pandemic, and to be able to continue supplying CharCoat CC seamlessly to site through our incredible team and the team of Al Jameh Group General Trading & Contracting Company, is a testament to getting things done the right way the first time”.

“Areas at the KNPC Mina Al Ahmadi Refinery that are now being protected include Compressors, Utilities, and Interconnecting Sub-Areas, cables on vessels and equipment areas. Installation of Fireproofing for Cable Tray and Cables was specified to be Intumescent Cable Coating to comply with 90 minutes Hydrocarbon fire protection as per IEC-60331-11, IEC-60331-21 and 30 minutes as per ASTM E 1725”, added Tad.

To CharCoat, our service, especially technical service is paramount in completing our products. Our CharCoat CC Cable Coating for instance is without doubt now the market leader in cable coating, not just in gallons supplied, but incorporating the scope of current approvals, continuing tests and varying applications. We know our new customers located in China are ready to protect many more assets from fire, downtime and lost revenue”

About CharCoat Passive Fire Protection

CharCoat Passive Fire Protection is the market leader in Cable Coating Technology, with the purpose to develop and manufacture the most technologically advanced coatings, firestopping and protection coatings to safeguard against loss of assets for their clients.

Our complete system can be found at www.charcoat.com

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