Warrington-based Bilfinger has won two new contracts worth £350m to design, fabricate and install pipework and specialist equipment for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
The industrial engineering company will create 350 new jobs, including specialist roles in engineering and manufacturing at its operations in Warrington, Humberside, Bristol and Somerset.
Beginning immediately, the work will be delivered through Bilfinger’s Technologies and Engineering & Maintenance Europe segment with UK bases in Bristol and Warrington whilst manufacturing of specialist pipework will take place at an upgraded factory in the North East of England.
Bilfinger is also committed to training British workers through apprenticeships in a range of skills including welding, mechanical engineering, pipe fitting and health, safety and environment.
Simon Parsons, Hinkley Point C MEH Programme Director, said: “With the creation of hundreds of new jobs and training opportunities delivered by this contract, Hinkley Point C is helping to build Britain’s industrial capability and boosting jobs and skills.
“Development of a near identical power station at Sizewell C will further benefit our extensive and experienced British supply chain.”
Bilfinger CEO Tom Blades: “With the two new major contracts, the volume of our work on Hinkley Point C surpasses even our own initial expectations for this project.
“This new work enables us to strengthen our investment in additional fabrication capacities in the UK. The fact that we are awarded these major contracts in such challenging times not only proves our expertise but makes us confident in our business prospects.”