Welsh rebar engineer Express Reinforcements has won preferred bidder status for a Hinkley Point C contract worth more than £100M.
Awarded by the Bouygues and Laing O’Rourke joint venture Bylor, the move will mean 200,000t of reinforcing steel produced by Celsa Steel in Cardiff will be used.
Express Reinforcements is based in Neath but also has a manufacturing site in Newport. Bylor is a tier 1 contractor for the continuing preparatory work for the proposed power station which is awaiting the green light from the Government.
“The Bouygues TP/Laing O’Rourke joint venture is delighted at the prospect of working with Express Reinforcements as our preferred supplier to the Hinkley Point C project,” said Bylor project director Martin Westbury.
“The choice supports our strategy of working with the UK supply chain wherever possible, using UK-sourced materials. Bylor is currently working closely with EDF Energy to prepare the site at Hinkley Point C for the main construction programme, so that when full governmental approval is received, work can commence in earnest without delay.“
Express Reinforcements managing director Andy Lodge added: “We are pleased to be the preferred supplier of reinforcing steel to this contract through Bylor. It cements long-term relationships and puts Express at the forefront of reinforcing steel supply, having already been a major supplier to other key infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and Heathrow Terminal 5.”