Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company Marzieh Shahdaie said on Saturday that fire in the BDSR section of Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company has been successfully put out.
Shahdaie announced early Sunday morning that after hours of efforts, firefighters managed to extinguish the fire fully.
“Thanks God and efforts of all fire fighters and the management in charge, the BDSR fire was controlled and put out; the reasons of the fire will be announced in the first possible time and the scale of damage will be estimated,” Shahdaie said.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company Reza Amiri said on Saturday that a panel has begun investigation of cause(s) of fire in Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company’s BDSR unit depot.
Amiri said the main cause of the incident cannot be announced yet and all guesses made in websites are not confirmed.
He said depot contained 4,000 tons of stored products and soon the precise amount of damage will be announced through the media.
He had earlier announced that the incident had left no fatality.
He said the fire had broken out in the BDSR part and has not disrupted entire activity of the facility.
In a related development, Head of the HSE Department at National Petrochemical Company Ali-Reza Narimannejad said on Saturday that fire putting out operation is in its final stage.
Narimannejad said that only minor flames are remaining.
He said fortunately fire has not been spread to other sections.
"Our important and initial step is fully putting off fire and investigations will then begin on cause of the incident when the fire is fully extinguished," he added.
Also, Managing Director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Marzieh Shahdaie headed for Mahshahr Petrochemical Special Economic Zone (PETZONE) to verify the inferno in the BDSR section of Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company.
Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company is a petrochemical facility in Mahshahr PETZONE and its products are ethane, butane, propane, ethylene, pentane, gasoline pyrolysis, crude residue, xyelens, rafinite, heavy aromatics and Paraxylene (PX). It is the first major producer of petrochemical products in Iran for its high production capacity.
The complex owns three subsidiary companies, namely Bandar Imam Processing Company, Kimia and Besparan.