Angola LNG has confirmed that an incident took place at the Angola LNG plant in Soyo on 10 April 2014.
A pipe connection at the LNG plant failed, which resulted in a hydrocarbon vapour release into the atmosphere.
Angola LNG confirmed that no explosion, fire or injuries were caused as a result of this incident, and that the LNG plant was safely shutdown.
Although investigations into the accident are ongoing, initial findings suggest that a number of actions will now be required.
In a statement, Angola LNG said that further inspections are corrections are expected to take a number of months. As such, Angola LNG is unable to comment on the next production date. The company will provide a further update in due course.
The statement continued: “Angola LNG’s primary responsibility remains safety of the plant and its people and addressing the current issues in order to ensure that the plant can restart, achieve stability, and ramp up to full production.”
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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