Update @1830hrs: Fire at Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site
Oct 01, 2011
The fire at the Shell refinery on Pulau Bukom was fully extinguished on the evening of 29th September 2011.
We are thankful there were no casualties due to the quick action of the joint emergency response team from Shell and SCDF. The dedicated efforts of the fire response teams also ensured that damage was contained to the vicinity of the pump-house. Other facilities and units at Bukom are not affected.
A small fire emergency team remains on standby on Bukom to monitor the situation. Only essential operating personnel are on the island.
Efforts are proceeding to further secure the site of the fire to allow investigations to commence safely and bring the situation back to normal at the refinery.
Discussions are ongoing with customers to address the supply of products and to minimise any potential impact to them.
We deeply regret this incident and wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to all who have worked tirelessly in fighting the fire including our staff, contractors and in particular, the SCDF.