Norwegian power big Equinor has shut down its Hammerfest LNG export plant following a hearth in an oil-powered turbine on the facility.
Equinor mentioned the incident occurred on Monday at about 15:30h native time with no accidents reported.
Images on native media confirmed smoke rising from the plant however Equnior mentioned later within the day that the hearth was put out with work ongoing to chill down the stricken space.
Furthermore, the Norwegian agency mentioned it evacuated all non-emergency employees from the power notifying related authorities on the incident.
It stays unclear when Equinor would deliver again on-line the power.
This incident occured simply hours after Equinor restarted the power following an outage and a gasoline leak.
The operator shut down the plant on September 11 and tried to deliver it again on-line two days later however closed it once more following a gasoline leak.
The Norwegian agency restarted the plant early on September 28 and it labored only for hours previous to the hearth.
The closure of the terminal which liquefies pure gasoline from the Snohvit (Snow White) discipline within the Barents Sea lowered manufacturing by 18 million cubic metres per day.
Natural gasoline from Snohvit reaches Hammerfest LNG by way of a 160-kilometer gasoline pipeline which turned operational within the autumn of 2007.
Hammerfest LNG is ready to produce about four.three million tonnes per yr of LNG.
The gas produced on the facility primarily lands at LNG terminals in Europe but additionally in Asia.
Equinor is the operator of each the Snohvit discipline and Hammerfest LNG with a 36.eight % stake.
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