Malaysia’s state energy company Petronas said that a fire broke out at its giant liquefied natural gas (LNG) export complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, on Tuesday, but that operations are unaffected.
The incident occurred at about 4.15pm local time on 28 September by the sea cooling water outfall channel located outside the complex’s process area. The plant’s emergency response team was immediately mobilised to the scene and successfully extinguished the fire by 4.41pm, Petronas said yesterday.
“Five contractor personnel sustained injuries in the incident and were immediately sent to the hospital for treatment. They have all been discharged,” added Petronas.
All relevant authorities have been informed and an investigation is being carried out to determine the cause of the incident.
The operations at the Bintulu LNG complex remain unaffected, said Petronas.
The LNG export complex has a production capacity of around 30 million tonnes per year and supplies key customers in Japan and China, among others.