Friday, November 27, 2020

Fire shuts down production for Pinnacle Renewable Energy's Houston Pellet Facility

Operations at the Pinnacle Renewable Energy facility in Houston have been suspended, that following a fire-related event in the dryer area of the facility on Wednesday.

Few details have been released about the incident, however during the course of events, three employees sustained injuries and were taken to the Smithers Hospital as a precautionary move.

The incident was addressed quickly thanks to the first response personnel who attended to the scene, WorkSafeBC and other authorities have been notified of Wednesday's event and a preliminary investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident.

Pinnacle has not set a date for the resumption of its Houston operations, they offer more background on the incident through their website.

Houston's operations are just one of a number of pellet plants
that Pinnacle has in BC and Alberta

Product from the Houston facility makes up a portion of that which Pinnacle ships through its Prince Rupert terminal. 

The Houston incident is the latest in a number of similar events that have resulted in down time at other facilities that make up their supply chain for shipments through the Westview gateway.

For more notes related to Pinnacle see our archive page here.

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