The UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) watchdog is investigating an incident on the FPF-1 semi-submersible production platform in the North Sea.
The platform is operated by Petrofac on behalf of Ithaca Energy on the Greater Stella Area fields.
According to initial reports, a faulty generator caused damages to the platform. However, no one had been injured and that the generator had been removed.
“Petrofac can confirm that two weeks ago (16 July) during a planned shutdown of the FPF-1 installation, a standalone rental generator overheated causing localised damage to the generator’s own container unit,” a spokeswoman for the company said.
“The unit’s fire suppression system automatically activated, preventing escalation.
“We are working closely with the equipment supplier and the HSE to undertake a detailed investigation into the cause,” she added.