Hinkley Point nuclear power station
Start
November 2016
End
December 2025
Client
Kier Infrastructure BAM Nuttall Joint Venture
Location
Bridgwater, Somerset
VGC contract value
ongoing

VGC is a major supplier of skilled trades and labour to Kier Bam JV for the construction of Hinkley Point C.

Our teams of pipelayers and groundworkers are key to the enabling works and earthworks for the new nuclear power station.

Workers at Hinkley Point must meet strict security and safety requirements, all of which are checked by the VGC resourcing team in advance.

We are well placed to ensure that local people can access employment opportunities for the construction works. Our experience in successfully recruiting local labour includes other flagship projects such as the London Olympics, Mersey Gateway and Crossrail. Our office in nearby Bridgwater allows us to support our people working on the project, as well as to liaise closely with local agencies such as Jobcentre Plus and local training providers.

Contact us to discuss how we can provide skilled, security-checked staff for your project.

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The project

Hinkley Point C is a project to construct a 3,200 MWe nuclear power station with two EPR reactors. It is expected to take ten years to build; it is expected that the first electricity will be generated in 2026.

The construction and operation of the new nuclear power station will create 25,000 employment opportunities, and it will provide 900 jobs for its 60 year lifetime.

Hinkley Point C’s two reactors will provide reliable, low carbon electricity to meet approximately 7% of the UK’s electricity needs.

The plant has an estimated construction cost of £18 billion.