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NIA welcomes new contract for Hinkley creating 350 new jobs

10 June 2020

Two new contracts worth £350m to deliver the design, procurement, supplier management, fabrication and construction of high quality pipework and specialist equipment for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

These contracts will generate 350 new jobs in Britain, including specialist roles in engineering and manufacturing at its UK locations in Warrington, Humberside, Bristol and Somerset. Beginning immediately, the work will be delivered through Bilfinger’s Technologies and Engineering & Maintenance Europe segment with UK bases in Bristol and Warrington whilst some of the manufacturing of specialist pipework will take place at an upgraded factory in the North East.

The new workers will be trained through apprenticeships in a range of skills including welding, mechanical engineering, pipe fitting and health, safety and environment.

Tom Greatrex, the Chief Executive of the NIA, says:

“This significant contract is a step towards a better future for the UK—not only will this work put us closer to reaching our Net Zero emissions target, but we will also be rebuilding Britain’s economy when it is needed the most.

“The Hinkley Point C project has already brought millions of pounds of investment into the Warrington North nuclear supply chain. I’d like to see more progress in new nuclear, so even more communities across the country will have new jobs and training opportunities, as well as a boost in skills.”

Warrington-based Bilfinger UK is one of more than 380 Hinkley Point C suppliers based in the North-West, Yorkshire and Humberside. Full details of Hinkley Point C suppliers in other UK regions and nations can be found here.