Situation under control at Melkøya

September 28, 2020 18:55 CEST | Last modified September 29, 2020 08:29 CEST
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The fire at Hammerfest LNG-plant at Melkøya, that occurred yesterday 28 September, was confirmed put out at 23:30 CEST.

The Emergency response was completed and the facilities have been secured.

Equinor will now work to assess damages from the fire and course of events leading to the incident.

Yesterday at approximately 15:30 CEST Equinor was notified about a fire in a turbine at the plant. Later in the evening the flames were no longer visible, but the work to cool down the area where the fire occurred continued. 

No personell was injured in the incident.  Work is ongoing to find the cause of fire.

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Earlier notfication published 28 September at 21:31 CEST:

Updated status incident at Melkøya

There are no longer visible flames at the Hammerfest LNG-plant at Melkøya. Work is ongoing to cool down the area where the fire occurred. 

Today at approximately 15:30 Equinor was notified about a fire in a turbine at Hammerfest LNG at Melkøya.  

No personnel were reported injured or missing. All personnel not participating in handling the incident was evacuated.  

Emergency personnel from Equinor is working together with the emergency services to handle the situation.  

Hammerfest LNG was shut down in accordance with emergency routines.  

Equinor’s emergency response organisation was mustered to support in handling the situation. Relevant authorities have been notified. 

Earlier notfication published 28 September at 18:55 CEST:

Fire at Melkøya

Today at approximately 15:30 Equinor was notified about a fire in a turbine at Hammerfest LNG at Melkøya. 

No personnel have been reported injured or missing. All personnel not participating in handling the incident has been evacuated. 

Emergency personnel from Equinor is now working together 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. Relevant authorities have been notified.