Fire outbreak at Warri Refinery won’t affect rehabilitation delivery – NNPCL

he Nigeria n National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has assured the fire which broke out at the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), will not affect the delivery timing of rehabilitation works at the facility.

Management of the NNPCL disclosed this in a statement posted on its official X handle on Friday evening.

Describing the fire as “minor,” the company said it was put out by its safety officers about 30 minutes after it occurred.

The statement reads: “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.”


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