This group of contracts covers the majority of the civil construction on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) site. Additional civil contracts are also included in the associated developments grouping or are included in some of the other installation contracts. This group includes:
Earthworks – Encompassing the preparation of the whole site ready for the main civil works. It includes the installation of utilities to support both main construction and that of the sea wall.
Main Civils – Covers the construction of all the main power station buildings. Also included is the supply of all concrete on site via 4 batching plants. The preferred bidder for this contract is a joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and Bouygues TP known as BYLOR. Bouygues TP are the main civils contractor at the Flamanville 3 nuclear power station development in France.
Access Roads & Networks – The construction of the permanent roads and networks.
Ancillary Buildings Phases 1 & 2 – The construction and fit out of 20 buildings that support the main power station that include medical facilities, a public information centre and the site training facility.
Containment Airlocks – Each containment building has a number of personnel airlocks. The contract is for the supply and installation of these assemblies.
Containment Large Equipment Hatches – Each containment building has a large equipment hatch which is 9m in diameter, the contract is for the supply and installation of the hatch and its operating equipment.
Marine Works – Covering the construction of systems used to bring in cooling water into the power station. The contract includes the construction of three large tunnels, between 6m and 7m in diameter, which with stretch out up to three 3km under the Severn Estuary. The contract also includes the construction of a temporary aggregate delivery jetty on the site and the formation a number of smaller tunnels and galleries within the site itself. Costain has been announced as the preferred bidder for this contract.
Variety of Special Doors and Shielded Doors – Several contracts will be placed to supply and install a number of high integrity doors and hatches that will be used within the plant. The doors are typically fire proof, airtight, waterproof and are reinforced against shock waves or explosions. Radiation shielding doors are resistant to the Gamma radiation and/or neutrons.
By clicking on the link below you will be directed to an interactive table, within the EDF Energy website, which shows all of the current work packages required to build Hinkley Point C together with a brief description of scope, procurement status, value band and Tier 1 supplier details where applicable.