Bilfinger's Hinkley £350 million deal creates a matching 350 jobs
9 Jun 2020
Bilfinger UK has won two contracts worth £350 million for work at EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Matching each £1million earned, the deal also creates a total of 350 new positions at Bilfinger locations in Humberside, Bristol, Somerset and the firm’s Warrington headquarters.
Signing the deal, Hinkley Point C MEH programme director Simon Parsons said: “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.“
“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.”
Bilfinger UK is one of more than 380 Hinkley Point C suppliers based in the North-West, Yorkshire and Humberside, alongside its sister companies Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies and Bilfinger Peters Engineering.
The two contracts will cover the design, procurement, supplier management, fabrication and construction of high quality pipework and specialist equipment for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Bilfinger is training workers through apprenticeships in a range of skills including welding, mechanical engineering, pipe fitting and health, safety and environment. Sixteen-syear-old Molly Fox from Minehead is the first Bilfinger apprentice to start her training on-site at Hinkley Point C.
Bilfinger CEO Tom Blades commented: “With the two new major contracts, the volume of our work on Hinkley Point C surpasses even our own initial expectations for this project.
“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.”