Fire at Neste Porvoo refinery shuts diesel production line

06 August 2009 11:06  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS News)--The main diesel production line at Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery has been shut down after a fire broke out on Thursday morning, the Finland-based company confirmed.

“The unit has been shut down and the repair work should take a couple of weeks. Fuel product deliveries won’t be affected,” said Marjaana Suominen, spokesperson for the refinery.

The fire, which was thought to have resulted from a leak from a heat exchanger, started at around 06:00 hours Finnish time and lasted just over an hour, the company said.

There were no injuries and there was no danger to anybody outside the immediate area, the company said.

The latest fire follows two that broke out at the site in 2008. The first took place in a diesel line in April 2008 and the second in an alkylation unit in October.

The Porvoo refinery has a production capacity of more than 200,000 bbl/day of crude oil.

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By: Alex Davis
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