SN Power has confirmed in a statement that on 19 July an accident occurred in a construction tunnel at the Cheves project in Peru, resulting in the death of a worker.

Three others – all contractor workers – were also injured in the incident. All work on site was stopped as an investigation into the cause of the accident got underway.

“It is with sadness that we received the information from Peru about the loss of one our contract workers. Our thoughts and condolences go to the family of the man. The safety of all our workers is our main concern, and we will now do a full investigation to see if all safety procedures have been adequately implemented” commented Torger Lien, CEO of SN Power.

The Cheves hydropower project is located on Rio Huaura, north of Lima. The plant will be fully owned by SN Power and will add 168MW to the Peruvian interconnected system once operational. A new transmission network between the districts of Huara and Oyón, will also be constructed as part of the project.