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Case Studies

  • 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 […]
  • Turquoise Thinking wins market research contract at HPC November 21, 2018 -   Turquoise Thinking, a Barnstaple, Devon based Market Research firm have just 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 […]
  • An amazing insight into the companies supplying HPC November 7, 2018 - Today as much as 50 per cent of North Somerset public relations and communications specialist ORION PR’s revenue comes from HPC-related work. It started in 2015 when ORION director Louie Hadley registered to receive bulletins about the HPC project and to find out about the work packages available. “I immediately signed up to the online […]
  • This has been about transforming our business September 19, 2018 -   For hundreds of South West businesses, the HPC project presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform their companies forever. This is perfectly demonstrated by Somerton-based steel fabricators Pitney Fabrication which, in the last five years, has positioned itself to be in just the right place to reap the rewards that come from being […]
  • The South West Nuclear Fabrication Group is ready for business August 29, 2018 - Under normal circumstances most business owners and managers wouldn’t open up their premises for one or more of their competitors to walk in and observe their processes but, for a group of South West companies operating and occasionally competing in similar sectors, it was an essential process in order to progress their business development opportunities within […]
  • Mike Morgan Electrical Services August 15, 2018 -   For Bridgwater-based MMES the path to success at HPC hasn’t always been plain sailing, and is an important lesson in persevering to achieve your goals. MMES, or Mike Morgan Electrical Services, has served Somerset and South West customers since 1989, delivering high quality electrical, plumbing, gas heating and renewables services. When construction started at […]
  • “We’re thrilled to have supported such a high-profile project” June 29, 2018 - For many, the kudos that comes with being attached to the Hinkley Point C project and its suppliers delivers far reaching benefits underpinning their business development aspirations. Yeovil-based IT solutions provider CETSAT has enjoyed steady growth since it was founded in 2001, and even opened a London office 10 years ago in order to properly […]
  • Astron Fire and Security wins eight-year contract at HPC May 21, 2018 - A common misconception about the vast HPC project is that you have to be a huge business in order to win contracts at the site. Whilst it’s true that a handful of very large companies, a group known as the “tier one contractors”, are the main operators at HPC, there are no barriers whatsoever to […]
  • “The rest of the world is watching progress at HPC as the UK take strides forward in nuclear new build. It’s hugely exciting to be part of that” April 12, 2018 - Before a single blade of grass was moved at Hinkley Point C, extensive pre-planning work was undertaken to ensure logistics for the site could be delivered safely and effectively. The sheer scale and complexity of logistics required is phenomenal. This is where the experience and local knowledge of North Somerset based Osprey came in to […]



    Information

    • 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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