HSE (Health & Safety) News: Health & Safety Executive probes safety incident on North Sea platform off UK

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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.

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“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.

In April, Petrofac Facilities Management was warned by the HSE after it failed to fulfill promises to correct safety failings on the FPF-1 platform. SOURCE

 

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