27 Jun 18
Hinkley Point C

Hat trick for Hinkley Point C at Constructing Excellence Awards

The construction team building the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset scored a triple award scoop at the South West Constructing Excellence Awards.

For the eleventh year running, 450 delegates gathered together at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol on 22 June 2018, to celebrate the best of the region’s innovative construction projects and talented individuals.

The Hinkley Point C project won the awards for:

  • Integration & Collaborative Working

  • Client of the Year

  • Winner of Winners

David Sutton, Civils Delivery Director at Hinkley Point C said: “We entered three categories and we're thrilled that we won all three. These awards represent a huge amount of collaboration, innovation and hardwork right across the HPC team. I’m proud that we have been acknowledged not only as Client of the Year but as the Winner of Winners. Team HPC is leading the way in construction excellence and we are proud to be part of it.”

Dave Speight, Head of Civils, added: "The Innovation and Collaborative Working award is particularly significant for a nuclear construction project as big as ours. Developing a new approach to integrated and collaborative delivery, the HPC Project Delivery Model was recognised as industry-leading innovation, beating several strong contestants in conventional construction projects."

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence South West said: “I would like to congratulate everybody who took part in the South West Built Environment Awards from the finalists through to the winners of this prestigious awards ceremony, that honours the best names in the industry. The awards are a fantastic celebration of everyone’s achievements."

For more information

Gordon Bell
Senior External Communications Manager – Nuclear New Build
(T) 01278 484 032
(M) 07843 218 088

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future and tackling climate change. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.

It generates low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operates one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants.

EDF and its partner CGN are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Hinkley Point C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy as well as boosting skills and education.

EDF also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables, solar and battery storage. The company’s largest offshore wind farm is currently being built in Scotland and the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project will be ready in 2023. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

EDF is helping its customers, both in business and at home, take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity or selling energy back to the grid, EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, the company’s energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland