Rompetrol Rafinare, part of KazMunayGas International, reported on August 30, 2016, that the work was initially scheduled for September 2016 and is periodic maintenance of units. The maintenance is scheduled to last for 15 days.
The refinery finished staggered shutdown procedures, and the emptying and steam-cleaning of equipment will be carried out.
During this period, repair work, maintenance and technological tests on the units will be performed.
The company will continue the supply of products to clients during the maintenance period, according to the commitments.
The refinery is already operating at reduced capacity after a fire broke out on August 22, 2016, in the area of the vacuum distillation plant, killing one worker and injuring another four.
Initially, it was thought that the fire was caused by an explosion.
According to the first investigations made by the experts, the fire on the Petromidia platform on 22 August had not been preceded by an explosion.
This conclusion can also be found in the official communications release by the General Prosecutor within the Constanta Court of Appeal and the Territorial Work Inspection.