Invention by EQUATE employee for protecting marine platforms from corrosion gets international patent

The milestone is a new contribution to the advancement of Kuwait’s Global Innovation Index

Nabeel Al-Kandari (centre), electrical discipline activity specialist at EQUATE, invented an anode assembly that creates a cathodic protection to protect offshore steel platforms from corrosion on the long-term.
Nabeel Al-Kandari (centre), electrical discipline activity specialist at EQUATE, invented an anode assembly that creates a cathodic protection to protect offshore steel platforms from corrosion on the long-term.

EQUATE Group announced its pride for the second invention by an employee to be patented internationally by the US Patent Office. Nabeel Al-Kandari, electrical discipline activity specialist at EQUATE, invented an anode assembly that creates a cathodic protection to protect offshore steel platforms from corrosion on the long-term.

The invention was made possible thanks to the cooperation between the company, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC). The milestone is a new contribution to the advancement of Kuwait’s Global Innovation Index.

Nawaf Al-Khaledi, EQUATE’s vice president for technical services, said: “We are very proud at EQUATE to have enabled an environment of innovation and advancement which foster our talented human capital, and we always aim to advance the standards of environment, health, safety and security in our organisation as well as the industry at large.

Al-Khaledi added: “On behalf of everyone, I extend our congratulations on the new invention to Nabeel Al-Kandari and every EQUATER who contributes to our success.”

Speaking of this invention, Al-Kandari said: “The assembly implements safety procedures, and takes into consideration cost control and maintenance. The invention will enable EQUATE to reduce maintenance time from 400 hours to two hours only.

This is the second invention by an employee at EQUATE to be patented internationally. The first invention was by Saheem Al-Hajery, who was a senior discipline activity specialist at EQUATE before he retired, and was patented in 2017.

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