EDF Energy and local partners have been working together to ensure that Somerset businesses are given opportunity to be part of the supply chain required for the proposed new nuclear power investment at Hinkley Point. The supply chain portal www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk is for South West businesses to register their interest.
EDF Energy plans to invest in a multi-billion pound project in Somerset over the next decade. Approximately one-third of the investment is planned for the nuclear reactor island, with the remaining two-thirds required for associated construction and civil engineering works, as well as aligned activity such as business services. The biggest opportunities for local businesses will be in supplying the site services contracts, where there will be a huge range required - florists to fabricators, taxi-drivers to technicians, accommodation providers to advanced engineers, the list is vast.
Local companies who have already won substantial contracts have mostly formed themselves into consortia. A group of local food and drink companies created a new company called The Somerset Larder and successfully bid for an on-site catering contract.
By registering on the Hinkley Supply Chain Registration portal you will ensure that EDF Energy and their major contractors are aware of your capabilities and can match those to their requirements.
Register your interest in supplying the project and completing a short online form. Your capabilities will then be made available to EDF Energy and interested Tier 1 contractors.
Keep abreast of the latest developments including build schedules and work package information.
Access a library of reference material and training documents.
Find information and contact details for business support partners that will help you meet the quality and safety standards required.
Engage with others on technical and business training events and information days designed by the Hinkley Supply Chain Team and its partners to help businesses get 'Hinkley Ready'.
Meet one-to-one with Tier 1 contractors for the Hinkley Project through a series of Meet the Buyer events.
Register your capabilities and interest as a potential supplier at www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk
Don't be put off by the scale. Somerset businesses have already won contracts. Follow the links to read more:
EDF Energy website