Statkraft donates NOK 1 million to Red Cross Norway's relief work in the Philippines

12.11.2013 05:31 | pressrelease

Red Cross

Volunteers and staff working with food items at Philippine Red Cross HQ. Photo: Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross

(Oslo, November 12, 2013) Statkraft donates NOK 1 million to relief work after the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The money will be canalized through Red Cross Norway in which Statkraft already has a cooperation agreement with. Statkraft has operations in several Asian countries, including the Philippines through its subsidiary SN Power.

– We wish to express our sympathy with the people of the Philippines who have been hit hard. The humanitarian crisis and the enormous devastation make a strong impres-sion. We hope this could contribute to the very demanding relief efforts after the violent typhoon, says Communications director Bente E. Engesland.

Health workers, water- and sanitation equipment

The Norwegian Red Cross will initially assist with two mobile health clinics and 11 del-egates, in addition to water and sanitation equipment and personnel to ensure clean water. Money the Red Cross gets from donors also goes to blankets, food, jerry cans, mosquito nets and first aid equipment.

Thanks to the local presence of the Philippines Red Cross, the Red Cross is now present in all areas of the country and therefore do not fly in all rescue personnel, only experts.

SN Power assists locally

SN Power (partly owned Statkraft 60%, 40% Norfund) owns and operates Binga, Magat and Ambuklao hydropower plants north of Manila in a joint venture with its partner in the Philippines.

SN Power assists directly in relief efforts in the Philippines through local organizations such as the Red Cross. The company has already donated money and equipment locally.

Statkraft is Europe's leader in renewable energy. The group develops and generates hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating, and is a major player on the European energy exchanges. Statkraft has 3 600 employees in more than 20 countries.