UK company Wood announced on 11 June that it has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide engineering and technical services to the Hinkley Point C.
The Hinkley Technical Support Alliance (HTSA) agreement is effective immediately and will last for five years with an optional five-year extension.
Wood will provide station developers EDF Energy with full life cycle services to improve project delivery and commercial performance.
The HTSA agreement covers technical and engineering services across all elements of the project and will also improve the project’s technical supply chain delivery. Wood already provides similar professional services to EDF Energy Nuclear Generation under a long-term agreement to support the UK’s eight existing nuclear power stations.
At Hinkley Point C, Wood provides construction design management advisory services, safety case and engineering support, and equipment qualification services in several key areas. Wood is also the project’s sole supplier for independent verification of ultrasound inspections on safety critical components.
Construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, which officially began in December remains on track to meet its first major construction milestone (J0) later this month. EDF Energy's managing director Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson told a nuclear industry conference in London on 11 June that the final 9000 cubic metre concrete pour for the common raft is scheduled for the end of June.
Photo: Construction work under way on the nuclear island of Hinkley Point C Unit 1