Fatal accident in Peru

21 Jul, 2016

A contractor employee lost his life while performing maintenance work on Oroya hydropower plant on 15th of July.

“Our thoughts go to the family and colleagues of the contractor employee and we are making the best efforts to ensure they get all the support and help needed in this difficult situation,” says EVP Power Generation Hilde Bakken.

The tragic accident happened during work with the Sacco syphon pipe upstream of the power plant.

Statkraft is investigating the accident according to our procedures in order to understand the root cause of the accident and to prevent incidents in the future.

“Strengthening the our safety culture and performance continues to be a strong commitment for Statkraft,” says Bakken.