The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has said that a fire outbreak that occurred at the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC) earlier today has been contained.
According to the statement by the state-owned oil company on its official Twitter account, there was a minor fire incident at about 15:02hrs, at the cooling tower of the 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,” the statement read.
According to the state-owned oil company, it will continue to adhere to the best safety standards in all its business operations.
Recall that the Warri refinery, which is presently undergoing rehabilitation alongside the other local refineries, will be operational by the first quarter of 2024, as assured by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Heineken Lokpobiri, and Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPCL.