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  • Lloyds Bank launches £100m SME infrastructure fund for Hinkley Point May 21, 2018 -   Lloyds Bank launches £100m SME infrastructure fund for Hinkley Point 18 May 2018 Initiative to boost opportunities for supply chain nationwide in construction of Hinkley Point C Fund will waive arrangement fees on all lending linked to project Construction of the nuclear power station is expected to put £200 million per year into the […]
  • Go Gallery May 16, 2018 - We’ve poured the First Nuclear Safety Concrete for the Pre-Stressing Gallery of Unit 1 in the Nuclear Island. At approximately 200m³, the pour – conducted by Bylor – is the first of three planned for the gallery’s base section. In late February, the team craned the first rebar cages into the gallery surrounding the Nuclear […]
  • Efinor bring unique approach to Hinkley April 23, 2018 - Efinor, a company with a history of innovation in both specialties metalwork and the way they do business, has brought its unique approach to the UK for Hinkley Point C. They are working in partnership with international organisations whist also seeking out local Somerset businesses. Throughout its 30-year development – from a single employee to […]
  • Gallery Goal Complete April 18, 2018 - We’ve reached the first HPC Project Goal of 2018! Our team members in Bylor have worked hard to hit this key target, meaning that construction of the Unit 1 pre-stressing gallery at Nuclear Island is progressing well. Bylor steel-fixers have been busy tying steel to build rebar cages at the prefabrication yard. The cages have […]
  • “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 […]
  • Ovivo tasks SC Innovation with testing water filtration components for Hinkley Point ‘C’ April 6, 2018 - SC Innovation, the design and engineering arm of Devon based SC Group, has completed structural tests on key water filtration components for Ovivo UK, which is supplying the cooling water intake screening system for Hinkley Point ‘C’. The tests, which were conducted in January at SC Innovation’s Dunkeswell facility and witnessed by representatives from Ovivo […]
  • Reach for the Skies March 26, 2018 - The Nuclear Island’s first  tower crane has been erected, with another four tower cranes ready to be erected at Nuclear Island by early 2019. The crane is more than 44 metres in height (from ground to cab) can can lift up to 16 tonne loads. It’s erection officially marks the start of the operations at […]
  • Redhall Group subsidiary wins Hinkley Point C contract March 19, 2018 - A subsidiary of Wakefield-headquartered Redhall Group has won a contract to supply specialist manufactured metal products for Hinkley Point C. Jordan Manufacturing has signed three contracts with Balfour Beatty, substantially increasing the scope of work for which it was previously named preferred bidder. The group said it was delighted to have agreed terms on the […]
  • New park and ride opens for Hinkley Point C workers March 6, 2018 - A new park and ride has been officially opened by EDF Energy, just off the A38 at Dunball Roundabout, to reduce traffic to and from Hinkley Point C. The J23 Park and Ride has parking for up to 1,500 vehicles so workers can travel to and from the Hinkley Point C site by bus. The […]
  • Derby Rolls-Royce base to work on Hinkley Point C heat exchangers March 5, 2018 - Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with EDF Energy to provide heat exchangers for nuclear island systems at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, stepping up its presence in the global nuclear new build supply chain. Rolls-Royce was selected in 2016 as preferred bidder for the heat exchangers, along with the primary, liquid and gaseous waste […]

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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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