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  • Lord Hutton: South West can spark huge growth in nuclear activity across the UK October 8, 2018 - The success of the South West’s nuclear industry can play a pivotal role in sustaining the government’s growth ambitions, according to Lord Hutton, chair of the  Nuclear Industry Association. Former Business Secretary John Hutton outlined opportunities and challenges facing the sector today (19 September) at Nuclear South West’s annual conference in Bristol. He told delegates […]
  • Collaborative new joint venture to deliver engineering and support services works at Hinkley Point C October 4, 2018 -   Today (September 27th), representatives from Altrad, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock joined forces to officially form the MEH Joint Venture; an innovative new partnership between Hinkley Point C and all Tier One MEH (Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC) and support services contractors to deliver the erection sequence for UK’s first new nuclear […]
  • HPC News Update October 1, 2018 - Jetty roadway is completed HPC’s jetty now has a complete roadway 500m out into the Bristol Channel. Last month Costain laid the last section of the structure, with Will Barker, Harbour Master, given the honour of being one of the first people to walk out on the completed roadway. He said; “This is an important […]
  • HPC News Update September 29, 2018 - Balfour Beatty breaks new ground Balfour Beatty has marked a significant milestone with its first tunnelling excavation at HPC. Excavation work began on the 40m-deep HCT shaft that will eventually connect the cooling water outfall galleries with the outfall tunnel taking water back out to sea. The 17.5m internal diameter shaft will be excavated 1m […]
  • South West contracts for Hinkley Point C top £1.3bn July 30, 2018 - New figures show South-West firms have won contracts worth more than  £1.3bn £650m has already been spent with businesses in the region Investment in local infrastructure and planning benefits has passed £100m New figures released by the Government show that companies in the South West have now won contracts worth more than £1.3 billion for […]
  • £1.3bn Hinkley contracts ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ for South West July 23, 2018 - Contracts worth more than £1.3bn at Hinkley Point C have already been awarded to South West businesses, according to government figures released last week. But this is just the tip of the iceberg according to the Hinkley Supply Chain Team, which says that the opportunity to benefit from the project and create an industrial legacy […]
  • Pipe up for power July 16, 2018 - The CRF system at HPC is a crucial part of the design and build of the power station. The reinforced concrete pipes, which include a steel cylinder, are designed to carry sea water as part of the secondary cooling system for the future power station. Since June 2017, several pipe sections have been arriving at […]
  • Pump it up! July 15, 2018 - ‘The handover of the Heat Sink platform marks the successful completion of our second Project goal of 2018.’ The Kier BAM team has successfully completed the works and has now handed over the platform to Bylor. This is a major achievement for the Project and a critical part of our journey to JO. The Enabling […]
  • 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 […]

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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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