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    Fire Hits Norwegian LNG Plant


Nobody was hurt in the accident and non-essential staff have been evacuated.

by: William Powell

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Fire Hits Norwegian LNG Plant

A fire has broken out at a turbine at Equinor's 5.6mn metric tons/year Hammerfest LNG plant on Melkoye, the state enterprise said late September 28. No personnel have been reported injured or missing and everyone not involved in dealing with the accident has been evacuated. It said its staff were working with the emergency services to clarify the situation.  

Hammerfest LNG was shut down in accordance with emergency routines. Equinor’s emergency response organisation has mustered to support in handling the situation and the relevant authorities have been notified. Equinor said it was informed 15.30 local time. Hammerfest liquefies gas from the Snohvit field offshore northern Norway.