The construction of Hinkley Point C, Britain’s first new nuclear power in a generation is well underway. The new power station will produce 3.2 GW of secure low-carbon electricity – enough to power 6 million homes for 60 years. As part of the procurement strategy for this major infrastructure project, EDF has partnered with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce to manage the Hinkley Supply Chain Team. With years of collective experience, the team are continuing to open up the economic opportunities of such a large project to local and regionally based businesses.
Having partnered with EDF since 2010, the Hinkley Supply Chain Team is here to help grow and support businesses across the South West and South Wales. We do this by helping companies to win contracts on Europe’s biggest construction site and to ensure local companies benefit from the long-term opportunities on offer.
With over 100 Tier 1 contractors, each planning to deliver multi-million to several billion pound contracts and each with multiple Tier 2 and 3 supply chain requirements, the opportunities for local and regional suppliers is both impressive but also complex.