Wood wins Hinkley Point C contract

11 April 2019

Wood announced it has secured a new contract to provide a construction design management advisory service for the Hinkley Point C project in the UK.

The contract, effective immediately, gives Wood a "key strategic role" in the Technical Management and Acceptance team for Hinkely Point C. This team is responsible for implementing construction regulations as well as managing design risk assessments.

Wood engineers will work "to help mitigate design risks and prepare for site implementation, achieving safety through design, better value for money and greater efficiency," a statement said.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, noted that Wood has played a key role in every UK nuclear new build. He added: "This contract supports our strategy to increase our involvement at Hinkley Point C, where we already provide safety case and engineering support, equipment qualification services in several key areas, and are sole suppliers for independent verification of ultrasound inspections on safety critical components.”

Hinkley Point C, under construction in Somerset, will comprise two 1650MW EPR reactors, expected to start generating after 2025.

Photo: Hinkley Point C construction (Credit: EDF Energy)

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