Fire breaks out at Shell's Pulau Bukom unit; no injuries reported

Channel NewsAsia 10 Dec 17

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out on Sunday (Dec 10) at a Shell facility in Pulau Bukom at about 10am, a Shell spokesperson confirmed, adding that the fire was extinguished by firefighters at the site.

No injuries were reported, the spokesperson added.

“We can confirm that a fire occurred at one of our units at the Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site at around 10am today. The fire has been extinguished by the site’s firefighters.

"There are no reported injuries. The relevant authorities have been notified. We are investigating the cause of the incident," the statement said.

In an updated statement at about 7pm, the spokesperson said that all personnel at the site have been accounted for.

"Currently, we do not expect any impact on our customers," the statement added.




UPDATE 1-Shell says fire extinguished at Singapore refinery-petchem plant
Reuters 11 Dec 17;
* Shell says investigating cause of fire
* Does not expect any impact on customers (Adds detail on production capacity)

SINGAPORE, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said a fire at its Singapore refinery-petrochemical site was extinguished on Sunday and no one was hurt in the incident.

The fire occurred at one of its manufacturing units on Bukom Island at about 10 a.m. (0200 GMT) and was extinguished shortly after by the site’s firefighters, a company spokeswoman said in an e-mailed statement.

Shell was investigating the cause of the incident and did not expect any impact on its customers, she said.

Shell did not specify which unit had been affected.

The Bukom site, Shell’s largest wholly-owned plant, has a 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery and a steam cracker that produces more than 900,000 tonnes of ethylene a year. (Reporting by Florence Tan; Editing by Paul Tait and Joseph Radford)


Shell Singapore's petrochemical plants not affected by Sunday fire: sources
Singapore (Platts) 11 Dec 17;

A fire that broke out Sunday at Shell Singapore's complex did not affect its petrochemical plants, market sources said Tuesday.

It was said to have impacted a refinery and gasoil production, they said, though Shell in a statement only confirmed that a fire had broken out at its refinery on Pulau Bukom Island around 10 am on Sunday.

"It was extinguished shortly after by firefighters. No injuries were reported and all personnel at the site have been accounted for," Shell said in the statement.

The company's integrated complex at Bukom has a crude distillation capacity of 500,000 b/d. It is Shell's largest refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity. The site also houses a mixed-feed cracker that can produce 800,000 mt/year of ethylene and a 155,000 mt/year butadiene extraction unit.

"The relevant authorities have been notified and we are investigating the cause of the incident. The safety of the community and our personnel remain our top priority. Currently, we do not expect any impact on our customers," the statement added.

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