Website now live for firms after £500m EDF contracts

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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Contractors and suppliers looking to win work on a new £500m nuclear power plant in Somerset can now sign-up to a pre-qualification website to register their interest.

The online service follows a series of supplier days in Bridgwater this week for the Hinkley Point scheme which were over-subscribed by companies desperate for contracts.

Energy giant EDF is the client on the job and 600 firms have already registered their interest following supplier days on Tuesday and Thursday.

The huge response has prompted EDF to set-up an online procurement service for potential suppliers at Hinkley with plans to expand the website to cover all its nuclear opportunities across the country.

The website states: “The Hinkley  Supply Chain registration website is part of EDF Energy’s procurement strategy that both meets the needs of the company for the reliable and efficient supply of high quality goods and services, and also enables local firms to be involved in the supply chain.

“The procurement strategy will cover the full range of goods and services to be supplied to the project, from providing foodstuffs for construction canteens, to the supply of construction materials, construction services and highly specialised goods and services for the nuclear industry.

“EDF Energy sees considerable advantages in being able to develop relationships with suppliers who will go on to play a part in supplying a number of its new build projects, including at Hinkley Point C.

“This means that for local suppliers who get involved in the Hinkley Point C project, there will be potential opportunities to leverage their involvement into other new build projects.”

Construction of the nuclear power plant at Hinkley is still subject to planning permission but is due to begin later this year with some of the preliminary works. The first reactor is due to go live in 2017.

Interested suppliers can register here

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