Hinkley Point C: £350m contract awarded for pipework engineering

Hinkley Point C 10062020
Hinkley Point C 10062020

Bilfinger has been awarded two new contracts worth £350 million to manufacture pipework and specialist equipment for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

The industrial engineering company will create 350 new jobs in the UK, including specialist roles in engineering and manufacturing at its UK locations in Warrington, Humberside, Bristol and Somerset.

Beginning immediately, the work will be delivered through Bilfinger’s Technologies and Engineering & Maintenance Europe segment with UK bases in Bristol and Warrington whilst some of the manufacturing of specialist pipework will take place at an upgraded factory in the North East.

Warrington-based Bilfinger UK is one of more than 380 Hinkley Point C suppliers based in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside.

Bilfinger says it is committed to training UK workers through apprenticeships in a range of skills including welding, mechanical engineering, pipe fitting and health, safety and environment.

Simon Parsons, Hinkley Point C MEH programme director, said: “With the creation of hundreds of new jobs and training opportunities delivered by this contract, Hinkley Point C is helping to build Britain’s industrial capability and boosting jobs and skills. Development of a near identical power station at Sizewell C will further benefit our extensive and experienced British supply chain. “

“We are delighted to be able to extend our relationship with Bilfinger, with the award of these additional work packages. A primary factor in our decision was not only Bilfinger’s ability to demonstrate their experience and expertise in delivering large scale nuclear construction projects but also their commitment and ethos to working within a trusted partnership.”

Bilfinger CEO Tom Blades, said: “With the two new major contracts, the volume of our work on Hinkley Point C surpasses even our own initial expectations for this project. We are proud to expand our relationship with EDF once again and to be their trusted and valued supplier for this essential work on the power plant. The contracts provide stability for our business while preserving and creating jobs for our local workforce. This new work enables us to strengthen our investment in additional fabrication capacities in the UK. The fact that we are awarded these major contracts in such challenging times not only proves our expertise but makes us confident in our business prospects.”

Bilfinger www.bilfinger.com

EDF www.edfenergy.com

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EDF Energy

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