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D-Day for Hinkley construction next week

Energy giant EDF will make a “final investment decision” on the construction of Hinkley Point C at a board meeting next week.

EDF has called a board meeting for next Thursday with Hinkley at the top of the agenda.

The news will be a relief to contractors left in limbo for months as deadlines and decisions have continually been pushed back on the £24.5bn project.

A joint venture of Laing O’Rourke and Bouygues is lined up for the main civils work while a Balfour Beatty/NG Bailey JV has a £460m electrical package.

Other recently announced preferred bidders include:

  • Cavendish Boccard Nuclear (Joint Venture) comprising of Cavendish Nuclear, Bristol and Boccard, Lyon, France – mechanical pipework and equipment installation
  • ACTAN (Joint Venture) comprising of Doosan Babcock, Renfrew and Crawley, with Axima Concept and Tunzini Nucleaire, both of Paris, France – heating, ventilation and air conditioning*
  • Laing O’Rourke, Dartford – construction of workers’ campus accommodation
  • ABB UK, Stone, Staffordshire – power transmission
  • Premier Interlink WACO UK Ltd, East Yorkshire – construction of temporary buildings
  • Weir, East Kilbride – large pumps for cooling water
  • Clyde Union, Glasgow – main pumps for feedwater system and cooling water system

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