Update on Explosion at NiQuan Energy Pointe-a-Pierre

The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries wishes to inform the media and the public that at approximately 6:30am today (7th April 2021), there was an incident at NiQuan Energy Trinidad Limited, Pointe-A-Pierre.  This was as a result of a component failure resulting in a blowout.

There are no reports of casualties nor injuries at this time.

The situation was quickly brought under control by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services from the Mon Repos Fire Station, along with NiQuan Ground Managers and officials of the plant who are presently at the location.

The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries is in constant contact with NiQuan officials and the public will be updated as more information becomes available. The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries is currently setting up a technical team  to officially investigate the cause of the incident.

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