General – Fire Mongstad
A fire has been reported at Mongstad early this morning.
The incident was reported today at 5:46 CET to Equinor’s emergency response organisation. The plant has been evacuated apart from critical personnel handling operations and emergency response. No personnel injuries are reported.
Public rescue services and authorities have been notified and Equinor’s emergency response organisation has been mobilised.
A controlled burning of trapped volumes through pressure relief is being conducted, with continuous cooling of the surrounding equipment.
The main plant is still in operation, but parts of the plant involved in production of some refined products are affected.
The emergency response organisation is in continuous contact with rescue services and other relevant authrorities in handling the incident.
Equinor has clear priorities in emergency response situations. Our first priority is to care for the people involved in the situation, followed by the environment and our surroundings, and then the technical integrity of our plant and our industrial interests.
The cause of the fire is not yet clear. Equinor will cooperate with the authorities in uncovering the cause of the incident.