12 May 2008 14:24 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--A small process fire at INEOS' Grangemouth site in Scotland would slightly delay the plant's restart after it was shut down due to industrial action, a spokesman for the petrochemical producer said on Monday.
The incident, which started shortly after 2am local time, would not affect fuel supplies, he said.
“It is too early to say what the precise impact of this incident will be but it is expected to extend the timing of the site restart slightly,” the company said in a statement.
The fire was dealt with by the emergency services and an investigation was now being carried out to determine the cause, it added.
The Grangemouth site was shut down as a result of a two-day strike at the end of April and was in the process of being restarted - the company had hoped the site would be fully operational by 18 May.
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