GE Power wins £1.46bn Hinkley Point C contract
Tuesday 20th September, 2016
GE Power has secured a £1.46bn contract for work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project.
Its Steam Power Systems business, part of GE Power, will supply two conventional power islands including steam turbine, generator, and other critical equipment. GE acquired the technology through its acquisition of Alstom last year.
GE Steam Power Systems has also awarded a contract to marine and energy company Harris Pye. This covers the engineering design work on two tank sets, including all required services, for the turbine halls at the plant.
It follows the announcement last week that the UK Government had given its final approval for the project, enabling energy company EDF to go ahead.
Steve Bolze, president and chief executive of GE Power, said: “With the acquisition of Alstom Power & Grid we’re now able to offer a broader portfolio of technology solutions that provide reliable and efficient power for our customers. We are pleased to be working with EDF Energy on Hinkley Point C to help deliver on the UK government’s vision for energy security and economic development.”
Chris David, Harris Pye Group chief technical officer, added: “We are delighted to be working with GE Steam Power Systems on this prestigious and high profile project, and look forward to strengthening the relationship to the mutual benefit of our two companies.”