The fire at Terrafame’s hydrogen sulphide plant is under control – no injuries 16.12.2016

On Friday 16 December 2016 at about 10.45, a fire broke out at the hydrogen sulphide plant in Terrafame’s mine area in Sotkamo.

The fire, which was narrowed down to one H2S reactor at the hydrogen sulphide plant, was quickly brought under control. The fire has not caused any injury to personnel and neither does it pose a danger to employees. The incident does not pose a danger to residents or the environment in the near area.

No buildings have burned, but the area is still in cooling process so it has not yet been possible to assess material damages. With the exception of the metals production plant, Terrafame’s production continues normally. The metals production plant has two production lines. Terrafame aims to restart the second one as soon as possible.

According to current information, the fire originated from a device failure of a H2S reactor.

Further information:

Joni Lukkaroinen, CEO of Terrafame Ltd, tel. +358 50 590 0720

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