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Case Studies

  • Somerset Cyber Group – “We can help suppliers add value to their work” June 18, 2019 - A new Somerset consortium has joined forces to give supply chain members working on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project the best possible IT security advice and Government-recognised IT security accreditation. The Somerset Cyber Group was formed last year by three local companies – Yeovil-based CETSAT and Blueloop and Bridgwater-based PC Comms. Between them they […]
  • GTE – “We’re very proud to be working on HPC” June 18, 2019 - Global Tunnelling Experts (GTE) are world leaders in their field, currently working in 48 different countries on more than 120 diverse projects, making them the perfect partner for the Hinkley Point C project. Four teams from GTE will be operating the three massive tunnel boring machines for Balfour Beatty who are constructing the two intake […]
  • JoBird & Co – Looking to the future with the Hinkley Supply Chain Team April 30, 2019 - Somerset-based manufacturer of custom-made cabinets, JoBird & Co Ltd, is looking to the future by getting Hinkley-ready with the support of the Hinkley Supply Chain Team. The company is located in Highbridge, less than 20 miles by road from the Hinkley Point C (HPC) new nuclear power station. It produces durable and reliable cabinets largely […]
  • Electrifying success for DS Electrical at HPC April 15, 2019 - Darren Sparrey, founder and managing director of Bideford-based DS Electrical, doesn’t mince his words when describing the importance of winning contracts at Hinkley Point to his business: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!” DS Electrical was founded in 1994 to provide electrical services within the Industrial, Domestic and Commercial areas. Their commitment to […]
  • Ainscough: “We’re extremely proud to be part of what’s happening here in Somerset” April 15, 2019 - There are hundreds of businesses of all sizes currently working at Hinkley Point C (HPC), though few can be as integral to daily site operations as Ainscough. The UK’s largest crane company, Ainscough has gone to great lengths to embed itself into the South West’s business and educational communities and currently works with over 60 […]
  • Clarke Willmott Tour of Hinkley Point C April 2, 2019 - Clarke Willmott was delighted to organise in partnership with EDF Energy and HOST a tour of Hinkley Point C on 21st March 2019 for clients and those individuals with a strong interest in the construction of the new nuclear power station in Somerset. The tour was arranged to show business owners and key connections the […]
  • Turquoise Thinking Wins Market Research Contract at HPC February 11, 2019 - Turquoise Thinking, a Barnstaple, Devon based Market Research firm have been selected by Hinkley Point C (HPC) to run their twice a year site-based Workforce Survey. Some of the information necessary to do this is easily accessible within IT systems, but other data, such as the type of accommodation people working at site temporarily live […]
  • South Wales Company wins contract ensuring stability and a platform for future growth February 11, 2019 - Based in Bridgend, Vessco Engineering are a Tier 2 supplier that has won the contract to manufacture two large pressure vessels for Tier 1 contractor GE Power Systems, who are supplying the two turbine islands for Hinkley Point C power generation. Due to their size, these pressure vessels are thought to be the largest that […]
  • Flamgard see nuclear new build as an opportunity for strategic growth December 12, 2018 - Founded in1981 and based in South Wales, Flamgard specialise in fire and gas protection for high integrity industries, mainly nuclear, oil and gas. Moving into the nuclear new build industry was a natural progression for the company who saw a clear opportunity for strategic growth in the future. Shuresh Maran, Business Development Director, Flamgard Calidair […]
  • Determination and perseverance are the key December 12, 2018 - When the directors at Bridgwater-based Aspen Services first heard about the scale and complexity of contracts at Hinkley Point C (HPC) they were initially sceptical about the scale of opportunities that could be available to local businesses. With the help and support of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Supply […]

 


    Information

    • HPC News Update – June 2019

      Balfour Beatty pour first nuclear concrete at Avonmouth The Balfour Beatty team poured the UK’s first nuclear concrete away from a nuclear site when they began work on one of the six 5,000 tonne reinforced concrete heads which will cap the cooling water tunnels under the Bristol Channel. In total, Read more →

    • HPC News Update – May 2019

      HPC is on track to reach J0 this summer J0 – or ‘Jalon Zero’ – is a French term meaning ‘milestone zero’. At HPC it refers to the point when work starts on building the nuclear power station’s structures above ground. HPC is on track to reach J0 this summer Read more →

    • HPC Suppliers – Support Grant

      Sedgemoor-based small or medium-sized business (SME) who work as part of the Hinkley Supply Chain or are registered to be considered for work at HPC could be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000. The grant scheme is designed to help SMEs meet or better fulfil the requirements of Read more →

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