The atmospheric residue desulphurisation (ARDS) unit the place the hearth broke out was remoted and the hearth has been absolutely introduced beneath management, the state refiner mentioned.
A variety of employees employed by a contractor suffered minor accidents and smoke inhalation, KNPC mentioned. Some have been handled on web site whereas others have been taken to hospital and are in steady situation, it mentioned.
“The refinery operations and export operations weren’t affected and there was no impression to native advertising and marketing operations and provides to the electrical energy and water ministry,” KNPC mentioned on its Twitter account.
Final month, KNPC mentioned it began full operation of a mission to broaden refining capability and produce gasoline that generates decrease emissions, together with increasing capability on the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery to 346,000 barrels per day.