Flaring has currently occurred on SABIC's Olefins 6 plant at Wilton. It began in night and continued throughout the night, but is expected to reduce as the day progresses. The plant tripped, shutting itself down, resulting in the unavoidable need to flare. Flaring is the controlled burning of the contents of the plant from the stack, which is an essential part of the plant's safety systems following a process upset. The cause of the upset is currently under investigation.
SABIC UK Petrochemicals has issued an apology for any disturbance caused by the need to carry out unscheduled flaring on the Olefins 6 plant at Wilton.