Delivery Partners for the Hinkley Supply Chain Team
June 2018

The Hinkley Supply Chain Team is currently actively engaging with 16 Tier 1 contractors where work packages presenting opportunities for South West suppliers are being assessed and relevant suppliers promoted.

These contractors are:

ACTAN HVAC for Classified Buildings
Balfour Beatty Marine Works
Balfour Beatty Bailey Electrical Erection
Bouygues Energies & Services Main Diesel Generators EDG, incl Fuel Tank
BYLOR Main Civils
EDF Energy TEP Process And Equipment
Kier BAM Earthworks
M + W Group HVAC, Non-Classified Galleries and Auxillary Buildings
Ovivo Uk Limited HP - filtration (drum screen)
COMA Construction Utilities
FACE Reprographics and Comms
G4S Facilities Management
HOST Somerset Campus Management
Site Infrastructure Alliance Site Infrastructure
Somerset Larder HPC Catering
Somerset Passenger Solutions Bus Services
Tci Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment Supply & Minor civils
In the last 3 months we have assessed 39 work packages and promoted 720 South West suppliers with relevant capability who have registered on the supplier portal. We estimate some 250 suppliers in the South West have already benefited from work associated with Hinkley Point C with a current pipeline of circa £200 million being supported with relevant suppliers being promoted.

As suppliers engage with the project, tender and win contracts their teams and senior management are benefiting from a range of business support activities including business diagnostics, workshops and a supplier induction programme - this support being part of the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme lead by SMWAS Ltd and supported by Somerset Chamber and Business West. Some details of the workshops and supplier induction program are provided below.

The team itself continues to grow to deliver the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme. We welcome some new members of the team now available to support businesses.
Chris Langdon
Hinkley Supply Chain Team Project Lead 
HPC Project News:  
It's now 6 months into 2018 and great progress is being made on all fronts. The North Office was opened earlier this year with the West Office also now nearing completion and ready for occupation. The excavation of rock to prepare the ground for the permanent civil structures continues with work now taking place on the Unit 2 heat sink deep dig and the nuclear island base.

The HPC site campus accommodation was handed over to HOST who will be operating it for the next 8 years. It will be open to guests from 11th June and offers accommodation to 510 workers. The larger campus in Bridgwater will open in the autumn. The Cannington Park & Ride facility was completed by SIA and handed over to the Site Operations team, it has parking for 250 cars and will be used by local workers and for site visitor parking.    

With the work on site increasing, there has also been an increase in the number of sub tier work packages that might suit local and regional companies. NNB and their Tier 1 contract partners are working alongside the Hinkley Supply Chain Team to ensure that these opportunities are maximised.  Several 'Meet The Buyer' and package briefing sessions have been held supported by NNB and the Tier 1 contractors. In common with all large projects, the contract landscape does change and evolve, adjusting as the project activity ramps up. It's important for the local business community to be agile to respond to these changes as and when they occur.  
Supply Chain Team Expands: 
We welcome members to the wider Hinkley Supply Chain Programme delivery team this month, Aline Telle and Andy Bates.

Aline joins SWMAS as a Nuclear Supply Chain Specialist and brings a wealth of international experience in supply chain development. Aline gained a strong experience of the Nuclear Supply Chain whilst working as the China Representative for PFCE, a French association led by EDF, regrouping 90 of its nuclear suppliers. She continued using her knowledge of the industry in Turkey, where she worked as a Consultant to support the growth of a local nuclear supply chain that would produce equipment not only for Turkey, but for all middle-eastern nuclear projects. To complement her experience in the nuclear industry, Aline speaks 5 languages including French, English and Mandarin.
If you would like to get in touch with Aline email

Andy Bates -
We are delighted to welcome Andy Bates as the latest edition to the HSC Team. Andy will be focusing on Inward Investment activities and supporting non-UK companies with a desire to supply in to Hinkley Point.

One of his first assignments is to attend the World Nuclear Exhibition 2018, in Paris on 26-28 June, as part of the UK Pavilion (Hall 7, Stand C24) and he invites all of you who are going to pop on to the stand for a coffee and a chat.

If you would like to get in touch with Andy email
Supplier Case Study
"A common misconception about the vast HPC project is that you have to be a huge business in order to win contracts at the site.

Whilst it's true that a handful of very large companies, a group known as the "tier one contractors", are the main operators at HPC, there are no barriers whatsoever to local SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) winning major contracts at the site.

One such firm is Astron Fire and Security, a tight-knit team of experienced fire and security systems specialists led by Greg van Laun and based in Portbury near Bristol.

Greg ran a successful security systems business with 3000 clients in his native South Africa before emigrating to the South West 20 years ago and starting Astron in 2010.

Since then Astron has grown steadily, building a portfolio of domestic and commercial clients throughout the region providing ongoing maintenance and "troubleshooting" cover for fire alarm/extinguisher, CCTV, access control and intruder alarm systems, as well as nurse call and staff attack alarms.

"We have six directly-employed engineers, and a pool of trusted sub-contractors we use as and when required," explained Greg, adding: "We only employ the very best, most experienced and knowledgeable people, with great communication skills, meaning our clients know they are always receiving the very best service possible."

Six years ago, Greg signed his business up to the online HPC supply chain portal, registering his interest in being a supplier to the Hinkley project.

At the same time, he joined the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, and made it a priority to attend as many "meet the suppliers" events and other networking opportunities as possible.

"I have to admit I did wonder if Astron would be too small to win work at HPC," he said, "but everyone was really supportive and encouraging so I stuck at it as I could see there could be good opportunities for us."

To read more click here
Hinkley Supply Chain Events Round-up: 
Major opportunities to supply Hinkley Point C outlined for South Wales firms

More than 95 business leaders from South Wales, gathered recently to learn more about their potential opportunities during the construction phase at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) power station. Representatives from both EDF Energy's nuclear new build team and the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme Deliverers were on hand to inform, offer advice and provide information on their next steps. 

The information event, held on May 22nd at the SWALEC in Cardiff, was the first event of its nature to be held in Wales since the start of the Welsh Government funding into the pre-existing Hinkley Supply Chain Programme. More events are currently being planned across South Wales as a support mechanism for companies interested in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by HPC.

For more information on the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme in Wales please contact the office on 01823 443425 or by email to .
Supply Chain Programme Events: 
As part of the Hinkley Supply Chain Programme run by the Hinkley Supply Chain team, we are running the following workshops in the coming months:   
Exploring Collaboration [SOLD OUT]
Intro to Hinkley   [SOLD OUT]
Introduction to Building in Quality 
Routes to Market 
Pre-Qualification:  Best Practice
Defining SQEP Within Your Business

For more information on any of the above events please contact the Hinkley Supply Chain team on 01823 443425 or by email on
Calling all potential HPC Suppliers looking to increase your knowledge and credibility in the nuclear sector:

Completing the HPC Supplier Induction Programme will assist you in identifying and addressing key risk factors in the nuclear market. This EDF supported programme is led by experienced nuclear experts, and consists of 6 workshops scheduled over a 16 week period. Aimed at senior business leaders who are keen to understand the difference between their existing market and nuclear, whilst also sharing peer network learning with other senior business professionals who have the common aim of accessing HPC opportunities.

The next cohort begins at the SEIC on 4th July... Find out more
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