Published: November 7, 2012
EDF Energy awards £30m contract for Hinkley Point temporary jetty

EDF Energy has chosen the firm that will build a temporary sea jetty at the site of its proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, near Burnham-On-Sea.

The £30m jetty will be built by Hampshire-based Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering, subject to a final decision from EDF to proceed with the new nuclear project.

Construction of the 500 metre-long jetty will employ 120 people at its peak and will allow materials for the proposed Hinkley Point C station to be delivered by sea.

Each ship-load will take 250 lorries off local roads, reducing carbon emissions in line with EDF Energy’s transport and sustainability strategy. After the completion of the power station, the jetty will be removed and the area restored.

The contract follows the completion of the Planning Inspectorate’s six month long examination of EDF Energy’s application to build and operate Hinkley Point C, with a recommendation to the Secretary of State due before Christmas.

This month the number of Somerset companies signed up as potential suppliers to the project passed 1,000 - with several in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area.

Nigel Cann, Hinkley Point C Construction Director at EDF Energy said: "The temporary jetty contract will help us get to work quickly and will reduce the impact of the construction of the proposed new nuclear power station on both the local community and the environment. We’re therefore pleased to welcome Dean & Dyball Civil Engineering to the team that will help deliver our project."

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