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
gordon.2.bell@edf-energy.com

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EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future and tackling climate change. We're Britain’s biggest generator of zero-carbon electricity(1), meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.

With around 5 million accounts, EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British homes and businesses and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. All of our home customers get energy tariffs backed by zero-carbon electricity as standard.

We generate low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operate one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, thousands of EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants. Wind, nuclear and solar all produce electricity that is zero carbon at the point of generation and have similar emissions over the build, run and retire lifecycles.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and is leading the development of 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 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 4GW in construction, 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 which will be ready in 2023.

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