Government Prepares To Resume Construction And Commissioning Of Muskrat Falls

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The pandemic has delayed progress on Muskrat Falls for at least four months, with final completion possibly delayed by another two to six months.

Nalcor Energy is set to resume construction and commissioning of the project on May 30.

In mid-March, the project was placed in “care and maintenance” mode with the minimum number of workers required to monitor the facilities. The workforce of 500 people on site has been reduced to less than 100.

The number of workers will slowly increase to ensure compliance with new protocols and guidelines to protect workers from COVID-19.

The time having already been lost, the project was delayed by four months. However, according to the government, under the new health guidelines, completion could be delayed another two to six months.

Supplied by Nalcor

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