January, 2017

This is a repeating event

201711JanAll DayRuwais Refinery Fire 2017ADNOC Ruwais (AE)Industry:RefiningCountry:Abu DhabiLanguage:ENLoC:Maintenance error Origin: Marsh Incident:FIREHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Crude Oil


A release of hot light hydrocarbon during the completion of a maintenance activity resulted in a major fire. The fire occurred on a residual fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit that had recently been commissioned as part of a major expansion, doubling the overall refinery capacity. The fire resulted in the closure of the expanded area of the refinery while extensive rebuilding activity was delivered. The value of the property damage loss is currently estimated to be in excess of US$1 billion.

[ Property Damage $1000 Million. Estimated Current Value $1000 Million ]

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