Three engineering companies working on the nuclear project at Hinkley Point C are being developed into a partnership to provide technical support for the project.
The new multi-million-pound technical and engineering services arrangement (HTSA) negotiated by Hinkley Point involves key Tier 1 service providers Atkins, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Wood.
This aims to draw on the expertise and operational experience acquired from both nuclear new construction and established nuclear power stations in the UK in their work.
They must work together as a single coalition in a process to ensure the development of a reliable professional resource pipeline and maximize additional value and performance. The companies must work together to provide the company with the most appropriate experience for specific tasks.
Mark Hartley, Technical Director of Hinkley Point C, said: “I am pleased that we can announce the launch of the HTSA. As a cohesive coalition, we look forward to working together to help deliver Hinkley Point C on time and budget. Since its inception, the HTSA has been working closely with Atkins, Frazer-Nash and Wood on this project, further enhancing existing relationships between the businesses to the benefit of all those involved.
With an additional five-year extension, the contract will last for five years. The process is based on the long-established EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Technical Support Partnership, running for over 10 years. Total construction began in September 2016 at Hinkley Point C. The power plant will provide electricity to meet seven percent of the needs of the UK.