For suppliers and local businesses
Working together to deliver Hinkley Point C
We want to work with UK companies to deliver the first new nuclear power station to be built in the country for over 20 years. We’re doing everything possible to ensure that UK manufacturers are capable of winning their share of contracts. A large number are already working on, or have become preferred bidders for, Hinkley Point C and some firms have successfully come together to form joint ventures to work on the project. So far, more than 4,000 local businesses have registered their interest with us and we’ve signed South West contracts with a combined value of £3.2 billion.
Hinkley Point C can help rebuild Britain’s industrial capability, supporting construction of UK infrastructure and acting as a showcase for the international market; a launch pad to a share of a potentially huge international market as world demand for energy continues to grow. Working with us can help your organisation grow your skills and experience in the nuclear sector.
Become a supplier
To ensure the success of our proposed new nuclear projects - Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C - we are developing a robust supply chain from a wide range of international, national and local firms. That’s why we’re working closely with the Chambers of Commerce in the regions, to make sure that local businesses can easily find out and apply for supplier opportunities.
- For the Hinkley Point C project we are working with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Into-Somerset, the County Council’s inward investment organisation. Local is defined as businesses based in the county of Somerset, including those in North Somerset
- For the development at Sizewell C, we are working with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. In this case, local is defined as Suffolk and Norfolk based companies
You can find out how to register your interest below. Please note, your information may be shared with our Tier 1 contractors who are looking to develop their own supply chain for the project.
If you have any questions about our supply chain, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of becoming a supplier
Our investment in Hinkley Point C, followed by a second proposed development at Sizewell C in Suffolk, will create exciting opportunities for businesses - during construction and once the plants are operating. We expect that around 64% of Hinkley Point C’s construction costs can be spent in the UK, building skills and expertise for the future.
Local companies are growing their skills and experience with contracts being delivered for everything from construction – remediation works, road improvement, ground works, fencing, plant hire, material transport – to site services – catering, reprographics and design, fleet hire, landscape maintenance, electrical services, road sweeping, waste management – and supply of goods and materials – aggregate supply, building materials and consumables.
Information, help and support
There are many contracts available for businesses during construction of Hinkley Point C. The route to a share of these is varied: companies could work directly for EDF or for one of our key delivery partners or indeed further into the sub-contract supply chain.
We've prepared a booklet called Hinkley Point C Supply Chain – be part of it, which includes a step-by-step guide to the process involved in becoming a qualified supplier, along with a list of contacts you might need to help you through the process. You can also find more information on our supply chain website.
Our goal is to incorporate sustainability principles and standards into our nuclear design and engineering, project processes and criteria. It is important to understand the opportunities and impacts that can arise throughout the lifecycle of our stations.
A large proportion of their impact is down to the way they are initially designed and built, and in the design and construction of modifications during their operating lives. We are therefore working to embed sustainability principles and standards into our new generation builds and other projects right from the beginning.
Health, Safety & Environmental Standard
Our Health, Safety and Environmental Standard sets out how we will seek to achieve ‘Zero Harm’ throughout the construction of Hinkley Point C, and outlines the health, safety and environmental expectations for everyone involved in the construction and commissioning of the proposed new facility and associated developments.