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South west civils firms in £240M Hinkley boost

EDF Hinkley

EDF Energy has increased the value of awarded contracts to south west supplier alliances by a further £240M.

One of the alliances to receive additional funding is the Somerset Infrastructure Alliance, although EDF has not given specific figures for the new value of each alliance contract.

The Somerset Infrastructure Alliance was named last year as a preferred bidder for the site infrastructure services work package, which includes maintaining the development site, site road maintenance and managing vehicle and people movement around the 410 hectare site. The contract value in January was said to be at least £35M over the next eight years.

The Alliance consists of Bridgwater based civil engineering firm RK Bell, Skanska’s Taunton office and Bristol-based Forest Traffic Services.

Somerset Chamber of Commerce chief executive Dale Edwards said: “The increase in value of awarded contracts of a further £240M to south west supplier alliances is exciting and encouraging news.

“Along with EDF Energy, the Somerset Chamber’s Hinkley Supply Chain Team has been working hard behind the scenes with these and other local supplier groups, helping them get into the best position to bid for work at Hinkley Point C, so news like this is always very rewarding.”

EDF Energy has now confirmed the financial go-ahead for the £18bn nuclear power station, but the Government has said it wants to review the plans and is expected to make a decision next month.




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