The company was recently awarded a multi-million Pound contract by BYLOR to produce embedment sleeves for Hinkley Point C.
Part of the global Klöckner & Co Group, Kloeckner Metals UK is certified with Fit 4 Nuclear status (F4N), which is a testament to its commitment to continuously improve operational standards in line with nuclear requirements.
This contract will see Kloeckner Metals UK supply processed and coated embedment sleeves to Tier 1 Contractor BYLOR – a Laing O’Rourke and Bouygues TP joint venture. Two local South West businesses will assist Kloeckner Metals UK with the coating of the embedment sleeves.
Peter Whiting, CEO of Kloeckner Metals UK said: “BYLOR’s decision to select Kloeckner as their supplier is a huge endorsement for our capabilities and management expertise. We are extremely excited to be part of such an important national project.”
With nationwide operation facilities, including Exeter, Kloeckner actively supports UK nuclear activities, including decommissioning, new-build and power generation requirements.
Kloeckner has actively supported the reactor maintenance programme at Hinkley Point B for almost 10 years and is also a key partner in the manufacture of 3m³ waste containers for the UK’s largest waste retrievals programme.
The company’s business support services include the stock holding of over 50,000 tonnes of carbon, stainless and aluminium materials, extensive tubular and flat lasering, plasma and waterjet cutting capabilities and a press braking and pipe bending service.
Additional services include quality/Inspection test planning, destructive/non-destructive testing management, and a robust supply chain service which we carefully manage to protect our customers from counterfeit, fraudulent and suspect items.
Kloeckner’s dedicated team of experts ensures that customers also benefit from both the firm’s nuclear expertise and its nuclear safety culture. The team can also support on project management activities having extensive experience on large projects within such high integrity sectors.
In addition, Kloeckner is proud to be a pioneer of digital transformation in the steel and metal industry. Its suite of eProcurement solutions allows customers to stay in control of their supply chain. And being able to order products online, access order documentation and call-off contractual orders allows customers to benefit from improved transparency and streamlined procurement process.
For Hinkley, Kloeckner’s products are processed at the company’s Leeds and Dudley facilities before being coated at its South West contractors and shipped to the HPC site for assembly by BYLOR.
Steve Tyrer, Business Development Manager – Nuclear at Kloeckner, said: “The contact with BYLOR at HPC has enabled Kloeckner to invest in a further saw line with operator, a business administrator and a project engineer who are now all dedicated and committed to this project.
“We started working with Somerset Chamber’s Hinkley Supply Chain back in 2012 and have been supported by the team as and when opportunities arise.
“We took a seat at the Somerset Energy Innovation centre business hub in Bridgwater where we were able to improve our networking with both the Chamber and SWMAS. This led to a BYLOR supply chain event held at the SEIC centre where we started our BYLOR journey which led to the embedment sleeve contract award.”
Mr Tyrer added: “The supply team placed Kloeckner onto their supply map where Tier 1 and 2 contractors could see our business capabilities and value proposition. Regular discussions with the team shaped our strategy for engagement with main contractors and this was vital to us.”
More information is available online at www.kloecknermetalsuk.co.uk.