KAEFER has entered into a long-term program with EDF (NNB GenCo) to deliver specialist steel ductwork sections to the Hinkley Point “C” site for the nuclear island construction for units 1 & 2. The ductwork will be fabricated at KAEFER’s Jarrow manufacturing facility in the North East of England providing a huge boost for the local economy with over 40 skilled jobs, new apprenticeships, and contracts for supporting activities with the local supply chain.
Trevor Woodward, Director for Business & Strategy for KAEFER UK & Ireland commented “We are delighted to have signed this contract for the supply of nuclear ductwork with NNB GenCo. Due to the scale and complexity of this project, this has been a collaborative journey with our customer over a number of years to get to this position, in contract and ready to supply. I’m really proud of the team that has got us to this point and we have a great foundation now to keep working together to meet the project delivery milestones ahead. This is long term, technical, high quality work and gives a big morale boost to our North East work force and the local economy.”
Tony Bearcroft, MEH Alliance Procurement Manager said “NNB GenCo is pleased to award this ductwork supply contract to KAEFER UK. This contract is the culmination of two years’ hard work in selecting specialist ductwork supplier(s). The KAEFER UK team adopted throughout the selection process a collaborative approach to working with the MEH Alliance and NNB GenCo whilst also demonstrating their extensive knowledge of manufacturing high integrity ductwork. We look forward to working with KAEFER UK in supporting the successful delivery and completion of the Hinkley Point “C” Project over the coming years”.
KAEFER UK & Ireland have a proud history of providing their products and services to major projects, having supplied over 52km of steel duct for the two recently commissioned Royal Navy aircraft carriers. KAEFER have extensive experience with a global portfolio of nuclear projects and have a team currently successfully delivering access and protective coating services on the construction site at Hinkley Point “C”.
Chris Foulkes, CEO KAEFER UK & Ireland said “With the award of this contract for the Hinkley Point “C” nuclear new build project KAEFER are pleased to be again playing our part in the construction of the UK’s Net Zero economy in which new nuclear power plants, such as Hinkley Point “C” and Sizewell “C” will play a vital role.”
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KAEFER in the UK & Ireland serves a large and growing range of industries with asset integrity services. These services include access solutions, insulation, inspection & testing, protective coatings, asbestos management, HVAC fabrication and more - generating an annual turnover of c.£250 Million. The company currently has 8 office locations across the UK, employing approximately 3,000 highly skilled and experienced people. Further information can be found at www.KAEFERLtd.co.uk