Second fire breaks out at Kuwait refinery

02 September 2014

Mina al-Ahmadi complex sees its second fire in two weeks

A fire broke out on Sunday evening in the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery’s sulphur storage area according to Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC).

The emergency was the second fire in two weeks to break out at the Mina al-Ahmadi complex.

The fire did not disrupt production and was extinguished by fire fighting units from Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, KNPC, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and Petrochemical Industries Company,

Speaking to KUNA, a news agency that functions as a branch of Kuwait’s Information Ministry, KNPC spokesman Khaled al-Asousi said his organisation will form an investigation team to look at the cause of fire.

The previous fire at the refinery broke out in the complex’s waste treatment facility and hospitalised several workers.

In April, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts were issued for $12bn-worth of contracts on the Clean Fuels Project to expand and upgrade the Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries.

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