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News Releases & Media Contact

2019

November 5, 2019: Electrical Work Restarts in the Muskrat Falls Powerhouse

On October 20, Nalcor initiated a safety stand down at the Muskrat Falls generation site and stopped all work for a period of time to address safety concerns. We advised Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and they initiated an investigation which resulted in stop work orders to two contractors for some work in the powerhouse. Electrical work in the powerhouse was temporarily on hold, while all other work continued.

OH&S has removed the stop work orders. Following a full safety review with contractors at site, all work activities covered by the stop work orders have restarted in the powerhouse.   

We are focused on the safety of everyone working on our site. As we restart this work, we will require diligence by all contractors and workers to ensure that safety is always top of mind.

 

October 24, 2019: Nalcor Provides Safety Stand Down Update

On Sunday, Nalcor, with the support of our contractors, initiated a safety stand down in the Muskrat Falls powerhouse.

Following the stand down, Occupational Health and Safety issued stop work orders to two contractors working in the powerhouse, reiterating the action Nalcor took on Sunday. This means that some of the work happening within the powerhouse has temporarily stopped while safety reviews are completed. Work continues in some areas of the powerhouse and in all other areas of the worksite.

We are working closely with our contractors and the regulator to restart the work that has been impacted and will provide an update once all work activities identified in the order resume.

As areas within the powerhouse are changing from non-energized to energized work environments, this change requires diligence by all contractors and workers to ensure safety is always top of mind. We are focused on the safety of everyone working on our site.

 

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Media Contact

Media enquiries related to Muskrat Falls and the Lower Churchill Project should be directed to:

Karen O’Neill
Communications Manager, Lower Churchill Project
koneill@nalcorenergy.com
t. 709-737-1427
c. 709-690-2012

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