PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB) hereby inform that a fire incident had occurred on 10 May 2012 at approximately 1500hrs at a gas processing plant (GPP) within its GPP Complex A in Kerteh, Terengganu.
The fire was brought under control by the Complex’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) at 1530 hrs.
The incident happened at GPP 3 which is under planned maintenance shutdown. There is minimal damage to plant equipment. This incident has not affected the operations of the other gas processing plant units and there is no interruption to the gas supply to the Peninsular Gas Utilisation (PGU) pipeline network. Arising from this incident, there is minimal impact to PGB’s earnings.
PGB however regrets to inform that a number of employees of Hyundai-PFCE Consortium (HPC), which is the contractor engaged to undertake the maintenance works at the GPP, were affected by the incident.
One fatality has been reported while two personnel are still warded at a hospital. The remaining affected personnel have received appropriate medical treatment.
PGB is extending all necessary assistance to the affected personnel and their family members.
This announcement is dated 11 May 2012.