Energy firm EdF will not be awarding the main civils contract for the new nuclear power station at Hinckley Point C in Somerset until early 2013, NCE has learned.
EdF commercial officer Alan Cummings told NCE that EdF will not be awarding the main civils contract until after the firm has made its final investment decision at the end of next year. But Cummings said EdF will select a preferred bidder next year under early contractor involvement. “We want a main civils contractor onboard,” he said.
Cummings added that the firm expects to award its earthworks contract, thought to be in the region of £100M, in December. NCE understood in March that URS Scott Wilson/Bam Nuttall/Kier joint venture were the likely winners.
This contract was originally tendered in March 2010, but the client then asked bidders to re-evaluate costs for the Somerset site.