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Hat trick for Hinkley Point C at Constructing Excellence Awards

By EDF | Posted June 27, 2018

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."

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Gordon Bell
Senior External Communications Manager – Nuclear New Build
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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(1) and supplies millions of customers with electricity and gas.

It generates low carbon electricity from five nuclear power stations and more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and there are advanced plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes.

EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with more than 1.5GW of renewable generation in operation and almost 14GW in planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland.

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, selling energy back to the grid or installing a heat pump. 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, Dalkia, 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 14,000 people at locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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