Mile­stone First De­liv­ery to Hinkley Point C | KAEFER UK & Ireland
The first delivery of precision-engineered, steel ductwork has left the KAEFER UK & Ireland Fabrication Facility in Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, heading for Hinkley Point C, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain.
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Mile­stone First De­liv­ery to Hinkley Point C

Mile­stone First De­liv­ery to Hinkley Point C

The first delivery of precision-engineered, steel ductwork has left the KAEFER UK & Ireland Fabrication Facility in Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, heading for Hinkley Point C, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain.

The spe­cial­ist steel duct­work, man­u­fac­tured to the highest qual­ity stand­ards for use in a nuc­lear en­vir­on­ment, will be in­stalled in the dome in re­actor 1 at the Hinkley Point C site.

Dur­ing the pro­ject KAEFER UK & Ire­land will provide duct­work for the nuc­lear is­land for both units 1 and 2 at the Hinkley site.  This week’s de­liv­ery is the first in a series of tens of thou­sands of duct­work pieces destined for the new nuc­lear power sta­tion from the Jar­row site over the next three years.

Waving the delivery off: Representatives from the KAEFER UK & Ireland team in Jarrow

The fa­cil­ity in Jar­row be­came the KAEFER UK & Ire­land Head Of­fice in 2021, fol­low­ing the pur­chase of the Wood Group In­dus­trial Ser­vices busi­ness by KAEFER in 2020. 60 head of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tion staff are based at the site along­side the Fab­ric­a­tion Unit

“The Hinkley Point C con­tract se­cured the fu­ture of our Fab­ric­a­tion fa­cil­ity at Jar­row,” ex­plained Carl Roberts, Gen­eral Man­ager at Jar­row site. “On top of the roles we pro­tec­ted, we’ve re­cruited an ad­di­tional 30 highly skilled col­leagues to join the busi­ness in 2022, and we’re not stop­ping there. We’re act­ively re­cruit­ing four train­ees to start in Decem­ber and want to re­cruit an­other four by the end of 2023. We have big plans for the KAEFER UK & Ire­land busi­ness, and I’m de­lighted that the north-east can play such a pivotal role sup­port­ing growth in the nuc­lear power in­dustry.”

Hinkley Point C, in Somer­set, is the first new nuc­lear power sta­tion to be built in the UK in over 20 years. The site will provide low-car­bon elec­tri­city for around 6 mil­lion homes, cre­ate thou­sands of jobs, and bring last­ing be­ne­fits to the UK eco­nomy. Mark­ing a sig­ni­fic­ant mile­stone in the re­vital­isa­tion of our nuc­lear power in­dustry, Hinkley Point C will make a ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion to the UK’s trans­ition to net zero car­bon emis­sions. The elec­tri­city gen­er­ated by its two EPR re­act­ors will off­set 9 mil­lion tonnes of car­bon di­ox­ide emis­sions a year, or 600 mil­lion tonnes over its 60-year lifespan.

As well as sup­ply­ing high-grade steel duct­ing for the nuc­lear is­land at Hinkley Point C, in­dus­trial ser­vices spe­cial­ist KAEFER is also re­spons­ible for de­liv­er­ing con­tain­ment liner coat­ings, sur­face pro­tec­tion for con­crete in the in­ternal build­ing rooms, and provid­ing ac­cess solu­tions.

KAEFER is committed to supporting a sustainable net zero economy and our mission is to be the most reliable and efficient provider of technical industrial services. We’ve been working in collaboration with our customer for many years to get to this point and it’s great to see high quality engineered products manufactured from the skills base in the North East. It's important now we have production output that we deliver continuous improvement. Efficient delivery for Hinkley Point C will help secure the future for nuclear new build projects and long term opportunities for the UK supply chain

Trevor Woodward, Business & Strategy Director – KAEFER
Ready to go: The delivery during loading at the KAEFER UK & Ireland facility in Jarrow
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