Nalcor says it has entered into a contract with Pennecon to start what it calls critical work on the Muskrat Falls generation facility.
The work is being conducted to mitigate cost and schedule risks as a result of the Astaldi shutdown.
Pennecon will immediately begin moving into the site to get the work underway.
Nalcor says Pennecon is familiar with the Muskrat Falls Project and they’re confident that their experience will ensure the work is completed “safely and effectively.”
The company understands Nalcor’s hiring protocols which include hiring preferences for qualified members of the Innu Nation first, followed by Labradorians and then residents of the island.
Nalcor says it remains committed to completing the project within the current schedule and budget with the delivery of first power in 2019 and full power in 2020.