Fire Damages Thermal Power Plant 2 of RINL VSP

Fire Damages Thermal Power Plant 2 of RINL VSP

A minor fire broke out in the 120 MW Thermal Power Plant 2 of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited’s Visakhapatnam Steel Plant at 4.45 AM on Thursday. The fire

erupted due to a leakage of turbine oil resulting in burning of the entire power generating turbine. However, fire personnel in the plant put it out and the situation was brought under control. The damage is being assessed to bring back the PP-2 at the earliest. There were no casualties.

While there is no immediate threat to the steel plant due to the functioning of the power plant-1, the authorities have to purchase power from outside till the burnt power plant is restored in order to see that the production in the steel plant is not affected.

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