Work continues to restore full production at Huddersfield’s Syngenta chemical site.
More than a week after an electrical blaze in a power plant, the firm is still short of full manufacturing capacity.
The firm makes products for the agriculture industry and needs three types of steam for the manufacturing process.
On Wednesday of last week there was a small fire in the Combined Heat and Power Plant. Electrical switch-gear was smoke-damaged and repairs have taken time.
The Examiner understands the firm needs three types of steam for manufacture – low pressure, intermediate and high.
Low pressure steam has been restored and it is hoped intermediate pressure will be back at the weekend.
A Syngenta spokesman said the smoke-damaged switch-gear had to be removed and cleaned which was “no small task.”
He added: “Whilst some steam supplies have been restored to heat buildings and storage units, we are now installing additional temporary boilers to allow manufacture to start up again. We expect these boilers will be brought online by the end of the weekend and we aim to begin a phased restart of manufacturing plants during next week.”