Wood wins multi-million dollar deal at UK’s first nuclear new build in 20 years
18 Jun 2019
Wood has won a multi-million dollar-equivalent contract to provide engineering and technical services to Hinkley Point C (HPC).
Effective immediately, the agreement will last for five years with an optional five-year extension. Including technical and engineering services, the firm will also be charged with helping to improve technical supply chain delivery.
Wood will provide station developers EDF Energy with full life cycle services to improve project delivery and commercial performance at the site – the UK’s first new nuclear power station for more than 20 years.
Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “We are looking forward to providing additional support to EDF Energy on a project which is vital to the UK’s energy security and the transition to a lower carbon energy mix. This positions us as a key strategic partner at Hinkley Point C, maintaining our track record of playing a key role in every UK nuclear new build project since the inception of the industry.”
Wood has won a slew of contracts in the UK nuclear industry. It already provides similar professional services to EDF Energy Nuclear Generation under a long-term agreement to support the UK’s eight existing nuclear power stations.
At Hinkley Point C, Wood provides construction design management advisory services, safety case and engineering support, and equipment qualification services in several key areas.
In late 2017 the company was awarded a £12 million contract as sole supplier of inspection qualification services to Hinckley Point C – a move which created an estimated 35 new jobs at its Warrington base.
Other contracts have included a £3 million agreement to supply services to Scotland’s Dounreay site over four years, awarded last July.
In February 2018, the firm was awarded around £1.5 million, via the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to help create more cost-effective, safe and speedy decommissioning regimes using robotics and other innovations.