The new £18 billion facility will generate 3.2GW of power, with the first of the reactors expected to come online in 2023. Assystem’s involvement in the project represents a revenue boost of €120 million (£102m), the company said.
According to Assystem, it has helped development of all EPRs worldwide – including EDF’s Flamanville plant in France, which has encountered several problems.
However, Stéphane Aubarbier, the company’s executive vice-president, claims Hinkley Point project is already better prepared than Flamanville.
“First, lessons have been learned from previous EPR projects. Second, the chosen project management methods are now global and ensure compliance with both costs and deadlines,” he said.