New figures have revealed that 47 businesses across the North East have won contracts to help build a new nuclear power station in Hinkley Point C in Somerset. It is one of the largest construction projects in Europe and the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for almost 30 years. Darchem Engineering, based in Stillington, Stockton-on-Tees are providing the project with high quality fuel storage pool liners, tanks, vessels and other equipment in a multi-million pound contract. Tusk Lifting, based in Stockton-on-Tees is providing the project with specialist lifting expertise in a contract worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Responsive Engineering, based in Newcastle have supplied the project with specialist and complex fabrication in a contract worth over £3.5 million.
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EDF awards engineering firm Bilfinger £58m contract at Hinkley Point nuclear plant. A Warrington-based civil engineering firm has won a $68m – £58m – contract for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in the south west. Bilfinger said the contract is for the executive design, supplier management, fabrication and piping system instillation and is to be completed by 2025. The contract will see the creation of 35 new UK jobs, 24 of which will at the firm’s manufacturing plant in Immingham, Humberside, it said. Bilfinger’s UK, German and French businesses are involved in delivering the project, which will begin immediately, it said. Bilfinger chief executive Tom Blades said: “The award of this first major contract by EDF marks a key milestone in our work on the Hinkley Point C project.
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