Hinkley Point C
EDF Energy plans to invest in a multi-billion pound project in Somerset over the next decade. Approximately one-third of the investment is planned for the nuclear reactor island with the remaining two-thirds required for associated construction and civil engineering works as well as aligned activity such as business services.
As part of its procurement strategy for Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy have partnered with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce to identify and support local businesses that want to become part of the supply chain. The Somerset Chamber is the first point of contact for local business and agencies wishing to engage in the construction of this proposed nuclear new build project. This website forms the central resource for all Somerset businesses who wish to make the most of the opportunities arising out of the development. From these pages your company will be able to:
- Register your interest in supplying the project by completing a short online form. Your capabilities will be made available to EDF Energy and interested Tier 1 contractors
- Update your company details as your company develops its capabilities and standards.
- Keep abreast of the latest developments including build schedules and contracts out for tender via regular e-updates.
- Access a library of reference material and training documents.
- Engage with others on technical and business training events and information days designed by the Chamber and its partners to help local businesses get ready for the opportunities.
- Meet one-to-one with Tier1 contractors for the Hinkley Project through a series of Meet the Buyer days.
For businesses located outside the Somerset local area EDF Energy have also arranged supplier portals for the proposed new build at Sizewell in Suffolk and for business based elsewhere in the UK. Please click here to access this site.
A future view of the development: What will Hinkley Point C and the associated developments look like when the new nuclear build is complete? EDF Energy have created computer-generated images will give an insight into the proposed development. Click here to view in a separate window. Disclaimer: these films are based on our Development Consent Order application and are indicative only.
A broader view of Hinkley Point C: Watch the video on the EDF Energy website and meet some of the key figures who have been involved in the early stages of planning for the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C: features Bridgwater College, the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and local businesses as well as EDF Energy staff.
Support from Somerset
The Chamber of Commerce has been appointed by EDF Energy as the first point of contact for Somerset business wishing to engage with this project. The Chamber is the hub of business influence for Somerset and is leading on a number of high profile countywide initiatives for business, including the recent development of the County’s Local Enterprise Partnership bid to Government, which includes a drive towards a low-carbon economy. If you would like to find out more please visit www.somerset-chamber.co.uk .
Local Supplier Partnership Opportunities:
Somerset suppliers can offer real value in the mix of local presence and local capability which is of interest to regional, national or international companies bidding for the different and sizeable work packages.
To assist these companies to find potential local partners from Somerset we have developed a form to capture the specific needs of the collaboration being sought and to help identify potential matches within our supplier database. Click the link below for more details.