31 Jul 15
Nuclear New Build

Find out more about the UK businesses that will benefit from Hinkley Point C

Doosan Babcock
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning

Doosan Babcock is a specialist in engineering services to the power generation sector. The company's investment in people, facilities and tooling has supported the development of the UK nuclear industry for over half a century. Today, its nuclear engineering expertise spans nuclear new build, including concept and feasibility studies, design, manufacture, procurement, site installation and commissioning, as well as maintenance, specialist inspection technologies, plant-life extension, decommissioning and waste-handling services.

The company has played a central role in the development of the UK’s nuclear fleet, from the earliest days to the present. 

  • In 1956, Doosan Babcock supplied the steam-raising plant for the world’s first commercial nuclear power station – Calder Hall, UK. 
  • In 1995 the company provided the steam generators for the UK’s most recent nuclear plant – Sizewell B. 

Doosan Babcock has the largest directly employed workforce of Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP) available in the civil UK nuclear industry, including expertise in design, manufacturing, on-site support and project management. By making a substantial and long-term investment in training, the company has developed nationally accredited facilities in the UK, ensuring it can supply the right people with the right skills in support of UK nuclear. 

SPX ClydeUnion Pumps
Main pumps for feedwater system and cooling water system

SPX ClydeUnion Pumps has over 140 years of experience in pumping technologies and has a rich heritage of product brands. May 2007 saw the formation of Clyde Pumps through the acquisition of Weir Pumps, a long-standing engineering company with roots dating back to 1871. Following this was the acquisition of Union Pumps in November 2008, which formed ClydeUnion Pumps.

The joining of these companies brought together some of the most respected products, people and heritage brands in the business including the more recent addition, S&N Pumps, who specialise in technologies for exploration and marine markets. 

In December 2011, ClydeUnion Pumps became part of SPX Corporation allowing SPX to grow its network of pump expertise and operations including eight additional manufacturing facilities and 25 global service centres. The purchase of the company is consistent with SPX’s long-term strategy to expand its flow technology capabilities and establish a global platform in the power and energy sector.

The ClydeUnion Pumps product range complements the existing SPX portfolio of brands which include Copes Vulcan, APV, Bran + Luebbe, Johnson Pump, Plenty and Lightnin.

NEC contract management services

Faithful+Gould is one of the world's leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with a turnover in excess of £200million. It employs over 2,000 staff and has offices in the UK and Europe region, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India and the Americas.

It operates at the forefront of the industry, property and transport sectors, using a flexible and multi-disciplinary approach providing core services in: cost management, programme management, project management, asset management, commercial management and project controls.

Jon Sealy, UK and Europe Managing Director at Faithful+Gould, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been recognised for our talent and capability within the nuclear sector; our appointment means EDF Energy are being supported by a workforce with the skills, competency and capacity required to successfully deliver the HPC project with the highest standards of nuclear professionalism, safety and security.”

Balfour Beatty Bailey 
Electrical cabling and equipment installation

Balfour Beatty Bailey was formed five years ago, in 2010, out of a shared vision by both Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey to support the UK’s new nuclear build programme.

Both companies have a long history of working at the heart of the nuclear industry having contributed to the creation of the world’s first full-scale nuclear power station at Calder Hall in Cumberland in 1956 and thirty years later at Sizewell B. Since then both have remained strong players in the sector and are active in a number of nuclear projects today.

As a joint venture partnership, Balfour Beatty Bailey is driven by safety - adopting industry leading standards to minimise and eliminate risk. It encourages ‘ownership’ of its work by involving employees, subcontractors and partners in developing, promoting and sustaining a positive health and safety culture – under its ‘Zero Harm’ approach.

Having been appointed as preferred bidder for the proposed Hinkley Point C power station’s electrical package, Balfour Beatty Bailey’s work will be delivered across both reactors providing the critical infrastructure that will power the station and its operations. It will include the design and installation of circa 76,000 cables totalling over 3,000km in length; over 180km of cable containment support systems; fire and environmental sealing; design and installation of earthing systems, and specialist packages associated with data acquisition and plant control.

Balfour Beatty Bailey’s involvement in this ground-breaking project will see the creation of 1,000 jobs with a significant proportion of the new workforce recruited locally. 60 local apprenticeships will also be up for grabs and, training commitments and partnerships, will be forged with local schools and colleges. 

Project management of site operations and equipment contract management

KBR first made its name in the 20th century for engineering and construction. As business evolved, it became respected as a world leader in project and programme management in its various forms - overall Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM), Project Management Contractor (PMC), or combinations of these services as required. KBR's first London office opened in 1933 and today, the UK is home to KBR's largest operations centre worldwide. Its 2,500-strong team, based in Leatherhead, makes KBR one of the biggest employers in the UK within its industry.

KBR UK has developed specialist teams in varied areas of expertise across diverse markets. Broadly its capabilities can be described across seven categories: project and programme management, engineering, procurement, construction, service support, logistics support and training.  KBR's global reach and size means that it can tackle any project, anywhere in the world. Programmes range from building the first grassroots liquefied natural gas facility in Egypt, to project managing the construction of 30 highways in Qatar, to providing comfortable living accommodation for some 18,000 United Kingdom military and civilian personnel under a 35-year contract.

Turner & Townsend
Project controls and project management

Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
Founded in the UK 1946, they have grown to become a leading global programme management and construction consultancy with 90 offices in 38 countries.

Turner & Townsend has been providing project controls for EDF Energy’s design team in Paris since 2012, and is now the preferred sole provider of project controls for the proposed Hinkley Point C power station. It is also the preferred supplier on a framework providing project management and contract and commercial management services for the ten-year proposed programme.

Having pioneered the use of project controls in collaborative environments on some of the UK’s most prestigious major programmes, including Crossrail and Heathrow, Turner & Townsend project controls capability is best in class.  Once the final investment decision is made their ability to set-up quickly and drive collaboration across the supply chain will be crucial on a programme of the scale, complexity and ambition of Hinkley Point C

For more information contact:

Gordon Bell
Senior External Communications Manager - NNB
01278 654535
07843 218088

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to 6 million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.

EDF Energy’s safe and secure operation of its eight existing nuclear power stations at sites across the country makes it the UK’s largest generator of low carbon electricity. EDF Energy is also leading the UK's nuclear renaissance and has published plans to build four new nuclear plants, subject to the right investment framework.

These new plants could generate enough low carbon electricity for about 40% of Britain’s homes. They would make an important contribution to the UK’s future needs for clean, secure and affordable energy. The project is already creating business and job opportunities for British companies and workers.

Through Our Better Energy Ambitions, EDF Energy has developed one of the biggest environmental and social programmes of any British energy company.

In 2014 EDF Energy received seven ‘Big Ticks’ in the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards. In 2013 EDF Energy received the Environmental Leadership for Behavioural Change Award in the national Environment and Energy Awards and was highly commended in the first ever pan European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards scheme for its Sustainable Schools programme – the Pod.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest power companies. The company employs around 15,000 people at locations across the UK.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges look at www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/