Norway: Plant Accident Fire Breaks Out at Tjeldbergodden’s Methanol Unit in Norway

Editor: Ahlam Rais

On December 2, a fire broke out at Tjeldbergodden’s methanol plant in Norway. The fire was successfully extinguished on the same day and no one was injured in the accident.

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The fire broke out in a compressor house at Tjeldbergodden’s methanol plant in Norway.
The fire broke out in a compressor house at Tjeldbergodden’s methanol plant in Norway.
(Source: Ole Jørgen Bratland)

Norway – A fire was reported on Wednesday, December 2 at 14:40 in a compressor house at Tjeldbergodden’s methanol plant in Norway. Emergency services, the police, fire and health services were rushed to the spot. The fire was put out at 15:40.

When the fire began, both the air separation plant and the methanol plant were shut down. Personnel at the factory were evacuated and all emergency response procedures were implemented. Equinor's emergency response organisation was mustered and authorities were notified.

Nobody was injured in the fire. The company is working to get an overview of the consequences and the cause of the fire.

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