The Neste Naantali refinery. Image courtesy of Eeva Sumiloff/Neste Oil.

A fire that broke out early Monday morning at Neste Oil’s Naantali refinery in Finland has been extinguished.

The fire stated at around 4 am in an oven at the refinery’s solvent unit.

No injuries were reported and the fire was extinguished “quickly,” Finland-based Neste said.

The process units of the refinery’s solvent production facility were shut down after the blaze.

The cause of the fire and the extent of the repair work that will be required are being investigated.

The company said it expects that production losses tied to the blaze will be limited to solvent production.

The refinery, located in Naantali, has a capacity of 50,000 barrels per day and produces about 3 million tons of petroleum products per year.

The Naantali facility has over 1 million cubic meters of crude and product storage capacity and employees about 350 people.

Last October Neste Oil announced a major $400 million development plan to streamline production and cut operational costs at its Naantali and Porvoo refineries .

Naantali will continue producing diesel and specialty products such as solvents as well as feedstocks for use at Porvoo although some of the refinery’s units were expected to either be shut down or outsourced.

Last year Neste saw a $65 million loss in output and had to spend $13 million on repair costs after a hydrogen production unit at its Porvoo refinery was damaged.


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