There was a fire out break today at the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC) but was contained.
The incident happened at about 3pm today. The NNPC disclosed this release and also informed the general public that the cause of the fire outbreak, was due to the ongoing welding activity at the top of the cooling tower. The statement read
“MINOR FIRE OUTBREAK AT WARRI REFINERY CONTAINED
This afternoon, at about 15:02hrs, there was a minor fire incident at the cooling tower of Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC).
The fire which occurred as a result of ongoing welding activity at the top of the cooling tower will not affect the refinery rehabilitation project delivery schedule.
NNPC Limited safety officers at the Refinery acted immediately and put out the fire at about 15:30hrs; normalcy has since been restored.
NNPC Limited will continue to adhere to the best safety standards in all its business operations”.