Project management, manufacturing and engineering specialist, EFINOR Limited is playing a key role at Hinkley Point C, providing a range of bespoke components and systems for the project.
The company is currently delivering stainless steel pools, tanks and sumps on site and, in due course, will also be responsible for the fit-out of the main control room, all with nuclear safety at the forefront.
EFINOR Limited has seen a tremendous growth in the South West – starting with just two locally-employed staff in its Bristol office back in 2017, the company is now employing permanently more than 80 people in Bristol, Avonmouth and across the South West.
“As a work-package integrator and an engineering, manufacturing and construction contractor connected to the international market, EFINOR Limited developed their capabilities with the local supply-chain since 2017, with the aim of becoming a key supplier to support the UK net-zero target by 2050.
“We developed as a project-oriented business delivering special and bespoke components and systems for highly regulated industries such as nuclear and defence,” said Jose Kahena, EFINOR Limited’s Business Development and Tender Manager.
“From products such as tanks, skids and racks to more complex systems, including waste handling, EFINOR are able to address the full life cycle of projects and are working as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 for large customer organisations like EDF, Bouygues, BYLOR, Framatome, ORANO, Naval Group and Babcock.”
As well as working on site, EFINOR Limited has also been using their new, dedicated Manufacturing and Technology Centre in Avonmouth to deliver work for HPC. EFINOR plans to expand its UK base to localise more production in the UK.
Its Bristol and South-West staff are focused on delivering innovative projects as part of the company’s ambitious plans to play a central part in the UK’s energy programme and journey to net zero carbon emissions.
Its new manufacturing and technology centre is dedicated to supporting the UK’s nuclear programme:
“This new addition to our capabilities in the UK will secure EFINOR Limited’s abilities to deliver our customers’ projects and enable us to propose new services locally and foster innovation.
The first activities will involve manufacturing operations, supporting the HPC programme for our customers BYLOR and NNB. The centre is ideally located to access the M5 and is a location of choice to deliver solutions to HPC , SZC and other stakeholders in the nuclear and defence industries,” said Jose.
He said the support received from the Hinkley Supply Chain had helped introduce EFINOR Limited to other key market leaders and had also promoted its work to local and regional companies.
Anthony Prod’homme, Managing Director of EFINOR Ltd, added: “Working on a project of the scale of HPC is a lifetime opportunity for a number of our employees.
“This provides long term permanent jobs and opportunities for people to develop further. It has allowed us to build a completely new branch of our business in the UK.
“Next stages of the project on HPC and future work on SZC will build upon this experience to enhance delivery and localise fully our future work in the UK, consolidating our footprint and capabilities. We have exciting plans in the future.”
More information is available on the website https://www.efinor.fr/entreprises/efinor-lmited/