The Consortium’s Classified HVAC contract, valued at around £220m and set to last seven and a half years, will involve the design, equipment qualification, procurement, installation and testing of all heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment at Hinkley Point C.
Doosan Babcock with its partners Cofely Endel and SOM (part of the Ortec Group) has also signed a further contract with EDF in France for the design of piping systems for Hinkley Point C.
Commenting on today’s Government announcement, Doosan Babcock Chief Executive Andrew Hunt said:
“This is a positive step forward in the realisation of a reliable, low-carbon energy supply that will serve a huge number of UK consumers for decades to come. Through its heavy reliance on the UK supply chain, Hinkley Point C will also provide a major boost to the UK economy, providing valuable opportunities for SMEs and creating thousands of jobs up and down the country.
“Doosan Babcock’s highly-skilled engineers are already relishing the prospect of being involved in such a significant UK infrastructure project and, along with our consortium partners, we are looking forward to getting down to work.”
Doosan Babcock is a major investor in the development of nuclear engineering skills, providing apprenticeships in critical skills such as specialist welding from its Tipton Training School in the West Midlands. It also operates a manufacturing and R&D centre in Renfrew, Scotland, providing essential products and services for the UK’s nuclear energy sector. The company’s engineers currently work on many of the operational and decommissioning nuclear sites around the country.