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  • Hinkley point C Site Progress – 1 Year On September 29, 2017 - Contracts for the UK’s first new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset were signed one year ago on September 29, 2016. EDF Energy’s latest photography and video shows the progress on site where construction is fully underway. Click Here to access all the facts and figures on the EDF Energy website.
  • New leadership roles announced at EDF Energy July 30, 2017 - EDF Energy is today (Aug 28th) announcing changes to its leadership team as it proceeds along the path of EDF Energy 2020. This is the company’s action plan to ensure that EDF Energy delivers its contribution to the EDF Group CAP2030 strategy. Following good progress by the company on implementing the EDF Energy 2020 action […]
  • Essex firm Ovivo awarded £27 million contract for Hinkley Point C July 17, 2017 - EDF Energy has awarded Essex firm Ovivo UK Limited (‘Ovivo UK’) a £27million contract to supply the largest cooling water intake screening system in the world for Hinkley Point C (‘HPC’). Through its heritage brand Brackett Green®, Ovivo UK Limited will design and supply a complete cooling water intake screening system, processing more than 191 […]
  • Walking the waves – Jetty and WaveWalker 1 progress May 22, 2017 - To help reduce the amount of heavy goods vehicle deliveries on the local roads,  a temporary jetty is being built in the north west corner of site. The jetty will allow 80% of aggregates needed for concrete production to be brought via sea transport throughout construction. Now a common feature on the Hinkley Point coastline, […]
  • One, Two, Three, Pour…. May 8, 2017 - The First Nuclear Safety Concrete pour on March 24th was  a big achievement for the HPC team to celebrate. It’s the second of their big goals for 2017 to be completed. Pouring the first nuclear concrete was a major milestone in HPC schedule, as this is the first time construction of a new nuclear power […]
  • EDF Energy sets out progress at Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station April 21, 2017 - First concrete successfully poured for power station galleries Key milestone follows approval from independent nuclear regulator ONR 1,600 workers on site each day Three million cubic metres of earth already moved, more than 50% of the total New images and video released to mark six months since contract signing with UK Government and full construction […]
  • HPTA Update March 30, 2017 - The Hinkley Point Training Agency (HPTA) have moved forward dramatically over the last couple of months. Click here to read their March Newsletter.
  • New Tier 1 Contractors Announced March 15, 2017 - The Hinkley Supply Chain Team have been working closely with EDF Energy since 2010, as more information about the Tier 1 contractors are announced we endeavour to pass this information on to you. With this in mind we are proud to pass on to you the latest development from EDF Energy. Hinkley Point C is […]
  • Hinkley Point C: EDF is delighted by the British Government’s decision September 15, 2016 - EDF Group statement in response to the Government’s decision on Hinkley Point C: EDF is delighted by the British Government’s decision today to confirm its agreement for the construction by EDF of two EPR reactors at Hinkley Point. The approval of this construction project for two nuclear reactors on the Hinkley Point site in Somerset […]
  • ‘New nuclear’ has to be part of our low-carbon energy future – Vincent de Rivaz August 30, 2016 - Four weeks ago, EDF’s Board gave its approval for two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset. It is a momentous decision made possible by years of hard work. The Government said it will take a short time to consider the project. That is understandable and I fully respect the decision. Detractors have filled many […]

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    • The Industrial Partners Supplier Steering Group

      EDF Energy and the Somerset Chamber of Commerce have recognised that for the Somerset and South West businesses to take full advantage of the opportunity to supply goods and services during the construction of HPC, there is a need for collaborative working between NNB HPC as the client, the major Read more →

    • The Site Operations Supplier Steering Group

      Operating since October 2013 this group, co-chaired by EDF Energy and Somerset Chamber has been briefing targeted suppliers on a series of site operations work packages at Hinkley C. These work packages service the needs of the construction teams that will build the power station – they include catering, campus Read more →

    • The South West Hinkley Supply Chain Team

      EDF Energy continue to fund the Hinkley Supply Chain Team managed by Somerset Chamber of Commerce which is identified as the single point of contact for both the regional supply chain seeking contract opportunities and main contractors seeking capable suppliers. Some 2700 suppliers are registered on the portal with their Read more →