Litvínov, 8th August 2022
Notice of Termination of Obstacle – Force Majeure Event
We refer to our notice on occurrence and continuation of a force majeure event dated 22 July 2022 regarding an accident in the production plant in Litvínov – Záluží, the Czech Republic, affecting, among others, the petrochemical production and crude oil processing (the “Notice”).
We are pleased to inform you that the obstacle – a force majeure event notified in the Notice terminates on 5th August 2022 and, therefore, from that moment we are able to resume performance of our obligations under contractual arrangements with our business partners.
Litvínov, 22nd July 2022
Notice on Occurrence and Continuation of Force Majeure Event
Referring to our contractual arrangements, we regret to inform you that on 20 July 2022 a serious accident – fire and explosion – took place in our production plant in Litvínov – Záluží, the Czech Republic, resulting into an unplanned shutdown of the Hydrocracker Unit in Litvínov - Záluží, the Czech Republic. As a consequence, crude oil processing in our Litvinov refinery plant as well as production at the Steam Cracker Unit in Litvinov, the Czech Republic were significantly reduced.
This event represents, among others, an extraordinary, unforeseen and insurmountable obstacle occurring independently of ORLEN Unipetrol RPA s.r.o. will and beyond its control, i.e. a force majeure event. This obstacle – a force majeure event - still continues.
The occurrence and continuation of the above specified obstacle – a force majeure event - makes impossible for ORLEN Unipetrol RPA s.r.o. to duly perform its obligations arising from contractual arrangements with its business partners.
The occurred obstacle – a force majeure event - excludes any liability on part of ORLEN Unipetrol RPA s.r.o. and relieves ORLEN Unipetrol RPA s.r.o. from its obligations arising from, or in connection with, contractual arrangements with its business partners, including, without limitation, liability to compensate damage or other loss, or other obligations or liabilities under any other contractual provisions providing remedy.
Thank you for your understanding.