Our response to COVID-19Thursday 2nd April 2020
While the situation in each country where we operate continues to change, our overarching priority is to support the health and safety of all Lekela employees. And to do this while continuing to provide clean, reliable power to our customers in African countries. We will also assist our local communities in their own response to the pandemic where there is an urgent need.
To achieve these things, we are being guided by official government advice in each country where we operate. We are also taking all recommended steps to ensure the highest possible standards of health and safety among our employees and on our sites.
Measures we have taken include:
- Lekela employees working from home wherever possible and continuing to adhere to the highest standards of hygiene
- Strict guidelines in place for employees still on-site at our wind farms which are in line with relevant government guidelines in each country
- Ensuring that the contractors we work with on our sites follow similar policies for their employees
As things stand, we do not foresee major delays to the construction of our West Bakr Wind project in Egypt due to Covid-19. Our contractor Siemens Gamesa is in the early stages of mobilisation and undertaking design and procurement activities. We are currently working on contingency plans with our contractor to minimise any disruption.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and are in continuous dialogue with our stakeholders.