EDF Energy Somerset Chamber of Commerce SWMAS Business West
  1. The Industrial Partners Supplier Steering Group

    September 25, 2015

    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 Tier 1 Contractors and the Somerset supply chain. The Industrial Partners Supplier Steering Group has been set up to consist of the major Tier 1 Industrial Partners, the Hinkley Supply Chain Team, managed by Somerset Chamber and businesses registered on the Hinkley Supply Chain portal so that innovative dialogue with the market can be explored in order to support local and regional companies seeking to deliver a variety of off-site manufacturing and on-site services.

    The Industrial Partners Supplier Steering Group will review, monitor and determine actions to promote and mobilise the collaboration and engagement of Somerset and South West businesses in preparation of the business opportunities arising from the Hinkley Point C project. The work of the group and its members will promote the delivery of the supply chain support activities through effective partnership working for the duration of the project.


  2. The Site Operations Supplier Steering Group

    September 25, 2015

    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 accommodation, bussing, construction site infrastructure and other services.

    EDF Energy have followed through with their commitment to engage with local suppliers by providing early identification of work package opportunities relevant to local capability in order to allow enough time for suppliers to respond with viable and competitive proposals. The Hinkley Supply Chain Team, managed by Somerset Chamber has facilitated and brokered necessary support to guide the supplier response.

    Recent announcements confirm that 5 supplier groups are now preferred bidders for £225 million of contract value with more supplier groups still in the pipeline. Given the scale of the project and size of work packages the viable proposals that have been developed are all collaborations of capable suppliers with a mix of Somerset and South West contributors.


  3. The South West Hinkley Supply Chain Team

    September 25, 2015

    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 4000+  suppliers are registered on the portal with their capability now mapped against likely project requirements and this supply chain is now able to receive both project information and invitations to work package events and opportunities. Over 120 tier 1 and 2 contractors have been using this resource to source suppliers for bids and delivery with a range of work package and meet the buyer events supporting the objective. This central hub of data and information continues to provide a supplier engagement service to main contractors and provide information to suppliers registered.

    In addition, with focussed funding from BIS (Department of Business Innovation and Skills) and Local Enterprise Partnerships the Hinkley Supply Chain Team (August 2015) has identified and assessed 30 work packages which resulted in over 700 supplier engagements sourcing 209 unique suppliers and resulting in 14 supplier clusters being identified and developed with a core group of 81 suppliers. 7 collaborative entities are now advanced in the process of being awarded interim agreements or preferred bidder status for contract values likely to be over £350 million during the project construction.

    Business support for supply chain development has been strengthened following a collaboration between the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, SWMAS Ltd (delivering the Manufacturing Advisory Service) and Business West Ltd (delivering Business Support). This collaboration will increase the supply chain footprint across the South West and enable the Hinkley Supply Chain Team to draw upon a bigger pool of available resource.


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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 4000+  suppliers are registered on the portal with their Read more →

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