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Hinkley supply chain opportunities throughout the Heart of the South West

18th March 2015

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You are probably aware that Corinne Mathews has been seconded to the HotSW for six months as the New Nuclear Coordinator.  She wanted me to remind you that the supply chain opportunities are available to companies throughout the HotSW area and not just in Somerset.  

“As part of its procurement strategy for Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy partnered with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce in 2010 to develop the Hinkley Supply Chain Team.  The team delivers a supply chain solution for EDF Energy and its contractors by engaging with both Somerset and South West businesses that want to become part of the supply chain.

The Hinkley Supply Chain Team captures the details of Somerset and South West businesses, mapping their core capabilities against Hinkley Point C project requirements. Amongst other things, they can match suppliers with EDF Energy and Tier 1 contractor work package requirements, offering an authorised online search function and a bespoke supplier matching service.

With 90 Tier 1 contractors planning to deliver contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds, each with multiple Tier 2 and 3 supply chain requirements, the opportunity for local and regional supplier input is both large and complex.

The results speak for themselves, over £18 million in contracts have already been awarded to local companies and the main construction has not even started.

BIS funding has also supported the Hinkley Supply Chain Team to work with EDF Energy and it’s Tier 1 contractors bringing them together with clusters of local companies.  So far, 14 local supplier cluster groups have been supported involving 195 supplier businesses and contracts of circa £1.8 million awarded with over £50 million in the pipeline over the next 12 months.

To compete for  the opportunities around Hinkley Point C, register now on the supply chain portal www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk. For more information, please call the Hinkley Supply Chain Team on 01823 443425 or email office@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk.”

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