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First flow of power from Muskrat Falls

September 23rd, 2020 by Laura Fifield

September 23, 2020, St. John’s, NL –The Muskrat Falls Project has reached a major milestone with first power flow from Muskrat Falls. Last evening, the first unit at Muskrat Falls was successfully synced to the electricity grid in Labrador. This is a significant milestone that we’ve reached alongside Innu Nation, our Indigenous partner in this […]

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To construct the Labrador Transmission Assets, a 250 km parallel transmission line required for the Lower Churchill Project, we upgraded and built access roads along the transmission line from Muskrat Falls to Churchill Falls in Labrador. With construction complete, some of the access roads along the transmission line are no longer required and will be […]

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To safely and effectively construct the transmission line from Muskrat Falls to Churchill Falls in Labrador and the Labrador-Island Link (LIL) from Muskrat Falls to Soldier’s Pond on the Avalon Peninsula, Nalcor upgraded and constructed access roads along the 1,600 km of transmission lines. We then developed a plan to identify roads that were essential […]

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To safely and effectively construct the transmission line from Muskrat Falls to Churchill Falls in Labrador and the Labrador-Island Link (LIL) from Muskrat Falls to Soldier’s Pond on the Avalon Peninsula, Nalcor upgraded and constructed access roads along the 1,600 km of transmission lines. We then developed a plan to identify roads that were essential […]

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With our worksites placed in care and maintenance mode for almost three months, we are now preparing to safely and gradually resume construction and commissioning of the Muskrat Falls Project on May 30. As we work through the process to safely resume work, we will be adhering to the new protocols and guidelines that have […]

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We’re maintaining essential systems and operations at the Muskrat Falls site. The workforce during the care and maintenance period includes those with specialized skills, management, forepersons, shop stewards and craft workers. This team is responsible for spillway operations and dam safety monitoring; site services such as medical, safety, security, catering and accommodations; and, monitoring the […]

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April 27, 2020: Muskrat Falls Project update

April 27th, 2020 by Karen ONeill

We’re actively monitoring and addressing the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the potential risks to our people, our communities, and site operations. Due to the pandemic, Nalcor continues to assess the situation, as information becomes available and federal and provincial government actions and directives materialize, to understand the overall impacts project wide. Muskrat Falls generation project […]

With construction work at Muskrat Falls paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re maintaining essential systems and operations at the site. The workforce during the care and maintenance period includes those with specialized skills, management, forepersons, shop stewards and craft workers. This team is responsible for spillway operations and dam safety monitoring; site services such as […]

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  • Comments Off on April 17, 2020: Measures in place for rotation of essential workers at the Muskrat Falls site

The following statement is from Stan Marshall, President and CEO, Nalcor Energy: During the COVID-19 pandemic Nalcor has put a number of measures in place for the Muskrat Falls Project to ensure people’s health and safety while protecting the community. These include temperature checks before travelling and while at site, pre-screening questionnaires, on-site screening and […]

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  • Comments Off on April 6, 2020: Nalcor responds to travel concerns for the Muskrat Falls Project

We are actively monitoring and addressing the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the potential risks to our people, our communities and site operations. On March 17, we announced the suspension of construction activities at the Muskrat Falls site in Labrador and then placed the site into care and maintenance mode with an essential workforce. This team […]

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