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Balfour bags more works at Hinkley Point C


Balfour Beatty has won more works at Hinkley Point C after tying up a deal to provide cabling at the site.

Bagging its third major package of works at the £18bn nuclear site, Balfour has been awarded the Hinkley 400kV Cable Works (Mendips) contract by National Grid for an undisclosed fee.

The contract involves the design, supply and construction of a new 8.5km long 400kV double circuit cable route from Loxton in the Mendip Hills to a new substation at Sandford; and, includes the construction of a new cable sealing end compound at Loxton to be completed ahead of commissioning of the first reactor unit in 2025.

Last year, Balfour replaced Costain as preferred bidder for the tunnelling and marine works package on Hinkley Point C, worth more than £200M. In 2015 it was also awarded £460M electrical works for the power station, in a joint venture with NG Bailey.

Balfour Beatty chief executive for rail and utilities Mark Bullock said: “This award builds on Balfour Beatty’s deepening relationship with National Grid and demonstrates our ability to deliver a combined specialist cabling and civils package to ensure that the Hinkley Point C connection works are delivered on time to secure the future energy requirements of the UK.”

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