Recent photo of the nuclear island at Hinkley Point C1 (Photo credit; EDF Energy)Bilfinger Salamis UK  has won a multi-million pound, five-year, agreement with EDF to deliver advanced inspection services at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in the UK.

The tier-1 contract, due to start immediately, will initially create more than 80 new NDT, ANDT and project management jobs across locations in Somerset, Bristol, and Humberside. Bilfinger will provide radiography, phased array, ultrasonic, magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant inspection, visual, and positive material identification services.

The agreement builds on two major contracts awarded to sister companies Bilfinger UK, Bilfinger Piping Technology & Bilfinger Engineering Technologies, that cover execution design, procurement, supplier management, fabrication and installation of pipework and other equipment for carrying steam between the plant’s reactors and electricity-generating turbines.

David Hall, operations director for inspection at Bilfinger Salamis, said: “This represents a landmark contract for our business and a key milestone in our mission to diversify our business.”

Bilfinger was appointed as a strategic supplier to Hinkley Point C in 2018 and initially received contracts for design preparation and planning work together with the solid waste treatment. Together, the contracts awarded to date bring Bilfinger’s total work on the project to over £400 million ($550m).

Recent photo of the nuclear island at Hinkley Point C1 (Photo credit; EDF Energy)