uncategorized · 8/6/2009

Fire on production line 4 at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery

A fire broke out on the main diesel production line at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery this morning. The fire, which started most likely from a leak from a heat exchanger, lasted a little over an hour, and the unit has been shut down for inspection and repairs. The extent of the damage is being investigated, and the initial estimation is that repair work will take a couple of weeks.
The fire did not result in any injury to personnel and did not pose a danger to anyone outside the immediate area. Fuel product deliveries will be unaffected.
Neste Oil Corporation

Hanna Maula
Director, Corporate Communications
Further information:

Miika Eerola, Vice President, Porvoo Refinery, tel. +358 (0)10 458 2300
Ilkka Poranen, Senior Vice President, Production & Logistics, tel. +358 (0)10 458 5070

Neste Oil in brief

Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels. The company's target is to be the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. Neste Oil's refineries are located in Porvoo and Naantali and have a combined crude oil refining capacity of approx. 260,000 barrels a day. The company had net sales of EUR 15 billion in 2008 and employs around 5,300 people. Neste Oil's share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.