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Blast-proof huts keep workers safe

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HIRE giant Hewden is supplying BP's Coryton Refinery with 120 blast-proof site accommodation units in a deal worth £500,000.

The cabins for the maintenance shutdown at the Essex site were designed by specialist Ultra Secure Products to be able to stand up to a fuel explosion on site.

The cabins, which Hewden said are the first units in the hire sector to have such a high spec, will house BP staff and contractors during the roundthe-clock shutdown.

David Adair, Coryton's health and safety manager, said: 'The new units will enable us to carry out the work while ensuring staff are working in the safest possible environment.'