Taqa expects to restart production later on Tuesday at its Tern Alpha platform off the UK after it was shut in the previous day when a worker was injured during a fire.

The operator confirmed that a small fire broke out on board Tern Alpha, located 500 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen, at about 2pm on Monday, which resulted in the crew member sustaining an arm injury.

A Taqa spokeswoman told Upstream the fire was quickly extinguished and production on the platform was shut in.

The crew member was flown by coastguard to hospital in Shetland, where he was treated and discharged within a few hours, the spokesperson said.

“All crew on board were accounted for during muster and were stood down shortly afterwards,” said the spokesperson.

“It is expected that production will be safely resumed today.”

The UK's coastguard said they were contacted just after 2.15pm by the Tern Alpha platform requesting assistance after a crew member required medical attention.

A coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh on Shetland was sent.

Coastguard rescue teams from Sumburgh and Lerwick, also in Shetland, were also sent to assist in transferring the person to the ambulance service.

An investigation is under way and the relevant authorities have been notified.