Malaysia: no injuries after fire at Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu

A fire broke out on Saturday morning at one of the substations at the Petronas-operated LNG complex in Bintulu, Malaysia causing no injuries nor disruption to the LNG production.

According to a statement by Malaysia LNG, a unit of Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas that operates the LNG complex, the company’s emergency response team has “swiftly” extinguished the fire that broke out at one of the transformers at Substation No. 42.

“The fire alarm was activated at 9.40am today after a fire was detected at one of the transformers at Substation No. 42 after which, MLNG’s First Intervention Team (FIT) was immediately deployed to respond to the situation. The fire was immediately put out by 10.00am. At 10.15am, the All-Clear alarm was sounded to signify that the situation was under control and all plant activities had resumed,” Malaysia LNG said in its statement.

There was no injury or fatality resulting from the incident, Malaysia LNG said, adding that the incident posed “no impact to the environment and the general public, nor disruption to the LNG production.”

After the completion of safety and integrity checks, the plant resumed its normal operations, the statement reads.

Malaysia LNG has initiated an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.

The Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu comprises three LNG export plants owned and operated by Petronas’ joint venture companies – Malaysia LNG, MLNG Dua and MLNG Tiga respectively.

The LNG complex receives its gas supply from upstream facilities offshore Sarawak.

With a total of eight production trains and a combined capacity of 24 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), the complex is one of the world’s largest LNG production facilities at a single location, according to Petronas’ website.


LNG World News Staff