Fire breaks out at LNG plant in Bintulu

Danger zone: A
thick plume of smoke rising from the LNG plant in Bintulu.

Danger zone: A thick plume of smoke rising from the LNG plant in Bintulu.

MIRI: An explosion is believed to have sparked off a fire at a substation located inside the MLNG plant in Bintulu, causing a mass evacuation of staff and nearby workers.

No one was injured in the fire, which was said to have broken out at the facility – the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant – at 9.40am yesterday. The blaze was put out in under half an hour.

In a press statement, plant owner Petronas said: “We regret to inform that a fire occurred at one of the transformers in the Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu at 9.40am.

“The fire was put out by the plant’s fire fighting unit at 10am and the all-clear alarm sounded at 10.15am.

“LNG production has not been affected.”

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