Energy awards £30m contract for Hinkley Point temporary
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.
£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.
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 Energys transport and
sustainability strategy. After the completion of the power station,
the jetty will be removed and the area restored.
contract follows the completion of the Planning Inspectorates
six month long examination of EDF Energys application to
build and operate Hinkley Point C, with a recommendation to the
Secretary of State due before Christmas.
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.
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. Were therefore pleased to welcome Dean &
Dyball Civil Engineering to the team that will help deliver our