Wood wins contract on Hinkley Point C project

Article by Amanda Doyle

EDF Energy
Construction work at Hinkley Point C

WOOD has won a contract to provide a construction design management advisor service for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK.

The contract with EDF Energy, which is developing the power station, will see engineers from Wood working to help mitigate design risks and prepare for site implementation. Wood will have a role in the project’s Technical Management and Acceptance team, which is responsible for implementing construction regulations and managing design risk assessments.

Wood already provides safety case and engineering support and equipment qualification services in several key areas at Hinkley Point C, and is the sole supplier for independent verification of ultrasound inspections on safety critical components.

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “We are looking forward to working with EDF Energy on another aspect of this project which is so vital to the UK’s future energy security. Our nuclear business has played a key role in every UK nuclear new build and this contract supports our strategy to increase our involvement at Hinkley Point C.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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