(Oslo, 26 March 2020) Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel ASA (Nel, OSE:NEL) has been defined as “essential manufacturing business” by the state of Connecticut and the plant in Wallingford can therefore resume operations. Revenues and operations will still be negatively impacted by disruptions in the value chain and extraordinary health measures taken due to COVID-19.
“The safety and well-being of our employees and co-citizens are our top priority and we have implemented strict measures to ensure continued and safe operations. Due to parts of our business relates to national security and critical societal functions, we have been defined as an essential manufacturing business and will resume operations at our plant in Wallingford,” says Jon André Løkke, Chief Executive Officer of Nel.
Following a state executive order in Connecticut, issued earlier this week, Nel temporarily suspended manufacturing at the Wallingford plant through 22 April. However, businesses defined as essential manufacturing are permitted to continue operations. Through a dialogue with state authorities, Nel has received approval to continue operations. The company still expects revenues and operations will be negatively impacted by disruptions in the value chain and extraordinary health measures taken in the various locations due to COVID-19.