During 2017 the Hinkley Supply Chain Team brokered engagement with 20 Tier 1 contractors and as part of the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme we identified and assessed 97 work packages and subsequently promoted over 1250 unique suppliers with relevant capability.
This activity together with existing contractor and supplier relations has resulted in over 135 SW suppliers who are in strong positions to be awarded over £110 million of construction related contracts. After 10 months of delivery of the Hinkley Supply Chain programme, lead by HSC Team delivery partners SMWAS Ltd, have provided support to over 200 suppliers.
With the HPC workforce now numbering around 3000 the six local supplier consortia who secured over £435 million of contract value and managed by a core of 30 suppliers are all now fully engaged on site, creating 430 jobs. The first of the two HPC accommodation campuses is on track to accommodate workers in early Summer with HOST Somerset now mobilising to manage this and the Bridgwater Campus.
The Hinkley Supply Chain Team continues to grow the value of South West supplier content by offering a supplier matching service for EDF Energy and HPC contractors and by delivering tailored support and advice to suppliers through its Hinkley Supply Chain Programme. The activity is funded by EDF Energy and by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and West of England Combined Authority.
Hinkley Supply Chain Team Project Lead
Somerset Chamber of Commerce