Fire at Malaysia's PETRONAS gas processing plant kills one worker

11 May 2012 07:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--A fire that erupted at a gas processing plant (GPP) of PETRONAS Gas in Kerteh, Terengganu, in Malaysia on 10 May killed one worker and injured a few more, the company said on Friday.

In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, PETRONAS Gas said that the fire occurred at about 15:00 Malaysia time (07:00 GMT) on Thursday within its GPP Complex A at Kerteh, and was brought under control 30 minutes later.

The one killed and those injured by the incident are employees of Hyundai-PFCE Consortium (HPC) that were conducting maintenance works at PETRONAS Gas’ GPP 3.

“One fatality has been reported while two personnel are still warded at a hospital. The remaining affected personnel have received appropriate medical treatment,” PETRONAS Gas said.

“PGB [PETRONAS Gas] is extending all necessary assistance to the affected personnel and their family members,” it said.

The company said that there was minimal damage to plant equipment, and that operations of other gas processing plants at the site were not affected.

“There is no interruption to the gas supply to the Peninsular Gas Utilisation (PGU) pipeline network,” the company said, adding it expects minimal impact on its earnings from the incident.

By: Pearl Bantillo
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