11 July 2016 - 08:55
  • News Code: 264653
Fire Leaves No Life Loss – Official Says

TEHRAN, July 11 (Shana) – Managing Director of National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) Heidar Bahmani said on Sunday that fire in the 2001C storage tank and the paraxylene tower of Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Plant had left no casualty.

Bahmani said collective efforts, firm resolve, maximum care and speed in action as well as initiative of the executive teams had helped them to carefully apply safety guidelines to curb the incident without loss of life.

He said the operation team had applied technical techniques to curb the incident within shortest possible time.

Fire broke out in Bu Ali Sina Petrochemical Company on July 6 and it was controlled until Thursday morning, it re-started again on Thursday but under control of the forces in the scene.

Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh was on a visit to Mahshahr to oversee the firefighting operation at the scene.

The incident has inflicted severe damage on various parts including the process tower of the complex, naphtha storage tanks, pipelines and connections, as well as thousand barrels of naphtha as a scarce and strategic by-product of oil.

Covering an area of 36 hectares in the northwest of the Persian Gulf in Khuzestan province, Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Plant is situated in Mahshahr Special Economic Zone.

The plant is owned by Iran's National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and produces 1.75 million tons per year of aromatics and by-products.

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