No Casualties In Fire At Iranian Refinery
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A technical failure in a compressor at a refinery on Iran’s southern island of Lavan started a fire on Wednesday, which was put out rapidly, Lavan Oil Refining Company announced, noting that there were no casualties.
The incident has left no casualties and the production process in the refinery is in progress uninterruptedly, the company announced in a statement in the early hours of Thursday.
The fire broke out at 8 pm local time, Wednesday, due to technical failure in a rotating compressor at a diesel refinement unit, but it was extinguished in less than seven minutes, the Oil Ministry announced, noting that the compressor will become operational again in the next 10 days.
The refinement unit that caught fire has been in service for a month.
The incident also caused a delay in the launch of six new projects at the Lavan refinery, which were scheduled to be inaugurated on Thursday.
Lavan, a small island in the Persian Gulf, is one of the main bases of Iran’s export of oil.