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Jan 5, 2021

Industrial Fire Reported at B.S.I.

An industrial fire erupted at Belize Sugar Industries Limited on New Year’s Eve. A release from B.S.I. says that the fire occurred at the BELCOGEN Power Plant. Milling was suspended for approximately two hours to ensure the safety of all employees while containing and extinguishing the fire.  Fortunately, no one was injured and the fire was confined to one of the turbines where it originated. Given that there was no impact to the second turbine installed at the Power Plant, milling resumed after seven p.m.  Vice President of International Relations at A.S.R./B.S.I. Mac McLachlan says that the B.S.I. engineering team continues to work to dismantle the turbine and evaluate the full extent of damages. 

 

Mac McLachlan

Mac McLachlan, VP, International Relations, A.S.R./B.S.I

“The turbine fire yes that was the result of the poor production from the very beginning from that particular turbine. It is still the Chinese equipment that we sort of inherited at B.S.I. and through I believe there was internal issue with the turbine. Thankfully noted early on and the fire was extinguished quickly and now we are going through the process assessing damage and looking at where any replacements can be sort and how quickly we can put that online but we are still in the process of assessing that at the moment. But it is not have a material impact on grinding process.”


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