MOSCOW (MRC) - The HIP Petrohemija plant said that the fire started at a processing facility in the Etilen factory, adding that all production was stopped, the company said in a statement.
The fire was brought under control. During the evacuation from the plant, one employee received minor injuries.
The company in a letter to customers informed that the production at this enterprise with a capacity of 200,000 tonnes of ethylene and 85,000 tonnes of propylene per year was stopped. The company in a letter announced force majeure for the supply of its products from this site.
The company also operates factories at the site for the production of low-density polyethylene (HDPE) with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year and 65,000 tonnes of LDPE per year.The HIP Petrohemija plant said that the fire started at a processing facility in the Etilen factory, adding that all production was stopped. “Company firefighters reacted quickly and placed the fire under control with support from firefighters and the oil refinery and Pancevo fire brigade. One employee was lightly injured in the evacuation and received medical care before returning to work,” a press release said.
It said that an investigation was underway.
As per MRC, HIP Petrohemija, a large petrochemical company, closed in March the cracking unit and associated plants at the Pancevo petrochemical site (Pancevo, Serbia) on 20 March for repairs. Maintenance work at this enterprise with a capacity of 200,000 of ethylene and 85,000 tonnes of propylene per year continued until 20 April.