Bilfinger awarded multi-million Hinkley Point C contract
25 Feb 2020
Hinkley Point C owner EDF has awarded Bilfinger a £58 million contract from for the execution design, supplier management, fabrication and installation of piping systems for the construction of the new nuclear power plant in the South West of England.
The contract will create 35 new jobs in the UK, 24 of them on Humberside. Bilfinger UK is one of more than 300 Hinkley Point C suppliers in the North-West, Yorkshire and Humberside. Direct spending on contracts in the Midlands and North of England has surpassed £1 billion and will increase as the project continues.
Simon Parsons, Hinkley Point C MEH programme director said: “Bilfinger’s proven expertise with large-scale nuclear projects will enable safe, high-quality and timely construction of major components of Hinkley Point C.
“This contract will further boost the UK’s industrial skills and expertise in hi-tech manufacturing and is part of a sustained effort to boost British jobs and skills though the power station’s construction. Development of a near identical power station at Sizewell C will further benefit our extensive and experienced British supply chain."
Bilfinger was recognised as a strategic supplier to EDF’s Hinkley Point C project in 2018 and has since received contracts worth €20 million for design preparation and planning work together with the solid waste treatment. In November 2019, EDF has said it intends to award the NSSS (Nuclear Steam Supply System) contract to Bilfinger.
Hinkley Point C’s nuclear power is intended to provide the UK with reliable low carbon electricity and is vital in the fight against climate change. Together with renewables, it will help the UK move away from polluting fossil fuels and meet the UK’s future growing demand for electricity.