Scotland-based Wood has won a multi-million-dollar contract to provide engineering and technical services to Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first new nuclear power station for more than 20 years.
The company said today the 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.
The contract covers technical and engineering services across all areas of the project, and will also improve the project’s technical supply chain delivery, the company said.
Wood already provides similar professional services to EDF Energy under a long-term agreement to support the UK’s existing nuclear power stations.
At Hinkley Point C, Wood provides construction design management advisory services, safety case and engineering support, and equipment qualification services in several key areas. Wood is also the project’s sole supplier for independent verification of ultrasound inspections on safety critical components.
EDF Energy is building two Generation III EPR units at Hinkley Point C. The station is expected to provide 7% of Britain’s electricity needs when fully operational.
In December first concrete was poured for the first part of the reactor base at the site.