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 £465 million.  

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. Explore this section to find out more about how you can get involved.

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 nnbsupplier@edf-energy.com.

Somerset and South West businesses

Somerset and South West businesses can register their interest in working on the proposed nuclear new build project at Hinkley Point C by visiting hinkleysupplychain.co.uk.

Suffolk and Norfolk businesses

Register your interest in working on the proposed nuclear new build project at Sizewell C by visiting sizewellcsupplychain.co.uk.

Businesses from other areas

If your company is located outside the local regions, please register with the National database.

If you have already registered with the National database you can sign in here.

Work packages and contract information

Hinkley Point C is a vast project divided into hundreds of distinct work packages spanning everything from main earthworks to the valves within the reactor itself. The procurement landscape has been simplified into an interactive tool which will allow prospective suppliers to identify both existing and future opportunities across the whole supply chain. Click on the link below to access the work package and contract listing page. 

Benefits of becoming a supplier

Our £19.6 billion 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 Energy 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.

Sustainability

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.

Read our 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.

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Contact us

The best way to contact us is by completing our online enquiry form.

Call us on 0800 096 9650 (24 hour free phone number).

Stop by our visitor centre in the Angel Place Shopping Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 3TQ. We are open from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.

Write to us at: Hinkley Point Visitor Centre, Angel Place Shopping Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 3TQ

For media enquiries, email media@edfenergy.com.