09 April 2013 05:33 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Guanghui Energy said on Tuesday its coal-based chemical complex at Hami in northwestern Xinjiang province was taken off stream on 6 April following a severe fire at the site.
The fire took place at 11:42 hours local time and was extinguished at 14:00 hours on the same day, the company said in a statement. There were no casualties, it added.
Initial assessments found that the fire incurred a loss of around yuan (CNY) 50m ($8m), Guanghui Energy said.
As the incident is still under investigation, the company said it is unable to confirm a restart date for the complex at the moment, according to the statement.
($1 = CNY6.21)
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