A STRICT Covid-19 testing regime will be in place when hundreds of contractors descend on Torness Power Station for its statutory outage. The outage – when a power station is shutdown for essential maintenance – was planned for the plant, near Dunbar, last summer but it was postponed with the agreement of the regulator to allow better arrangements and mitigations to be put in place to manage Covid-19. The £25 million project is due to get under way on Friday (January 22) and will run for about 10 weeks, with 500 additional contractors working at the power station. About 350 of them will stay in local accommodation.
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