The fire broke out in an HVAC unit* on the facility, which is operated by Stena Drilling AS (Stena). The fire resulted in the evacuation of the entire crew, with the exception of a safety manning crew. During the incident, the facility's control room and emergency preparedness center also had to be evacuated due to smoke development.
*HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
HVAC is often referred to as "climate control" or similar terms. In Norwegian, the term "HVAC" is used to describe systems that control the indoor climate in large buildings/structures.
In its investigation, the PSA identified four nonconformities in relation to regulatory requirements:
The report also includes 12 observations of items where there is a potential for improvement.
Any findings that emerge during Falck Nutec's review of the emergency preparedness factors on the facility will be followed up, ref. Chapters 5.2.5 and 6 of the report.