EDF Energy Somerset Chamber of Commerce SWMAS Business West

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.

EDF Energy Heart of SW West of England LEP North Somerset Welsh Government