New Projects, Nuclear

Wood wins another project within Hinkley Point C nuclear build

Global energy infrastructure company Wood has gained a multi-million-dollar contract to provide additional engineering and technical services to the $25 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear construction project in the United Kingdom.

Hinkley Point C is the UK’s first new nuclear project in more than 20 years. Effective immediately, the Hinkley Technical Support Alliance (HTSA) agreement will last for five years with an optional five-year extension.

Wood will provide station developers EDF Energy with full life cycle services to improve project delivery and commercial performance.

“We are looking forward to providing additional support to EDF Energy on a project which is vital to the UK’s energy security and the transition to a lower carbon energy mix,” Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said in a statement. “This positions us as a key strategic partner at Hinkley Point C, maintaining our track record of playing a key role in every UK nuclear new build project since the inception of the industry.”

Wood already had its hand in several aspects of the Hinkley Point C work and another UK nuclear project. In April, the Scottish-based firm announced it will advise construction design management, a new contract with EDF Energy that gives Wood a key strategic role in the Hinkley Point C’s technical management and acceptable team.

The company also was one of four selected as design and engineering partner in the Sellafield decommissioning project in Cumbria, England. The other partners at Sellafield are Doosan Babcock, Kellogg Brown and Root, and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.