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Fire at MOL’s Danube Refinery, One Plant Shut Down

Júlia Tar 2022.06.15.

A small fire broke out at the Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation-2 (AV-2) plant of the Danube Refinery in  Százhalombatta, a town in Pest county, at dawn on Tuesday. The staff and the experts of the plant’s fire brigade extinguished the flames within a short time, and no personal injuries or environmental damage occurred, MOL reported to MTI.

The plant is reportedly down but is expected to resume normal operations in less than two weeks.

According to their information, the plant’s outage could temporarily reduce MOL’s oil processing capacity by about 8,000 tons per day.

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The Danube Refinery started its operation in 1965 and is one of the largest refineries in the Central and Eastern European region.

The company has launched an investigation into the incident.

As we have reported, on June 3, during the legally required water pressure test as part of the final work on the refinery’s turnaround, significant damage occurred to the crude oil distillation unit following a mechanical incident in OMV’s Schwechat Refinery. This repair phase is still ongoing.

Source: MTI

Featured image: Cracking plant at the Danube Refinery of MOL Plc. in Százhalombatta on May 24, 2022. Photo by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI


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