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Hinkley Point C announces the launch of the Technical Support Alliance to provide engineering and technical services to the nuclear new build project

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The Hinkley Point C Project has announced the launch of a new multi-million pound technical and engineering services agreement (The HTSA) which comprises existing Tier 1 services suppliers Atkins, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Wood plc.

An announcement on the new framework agreement, from the Hinkley Point C Project said:

“The HTSA will harness the technical expertise offered by three of the leading professional services providers in the nuclear sector. They will work collaboratively as a single Alliance to ensure the availability of a robust pipeline of skilled resources, whilst leveraging further value and efficiency.

“Based upon the long established EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Technical Support Alliance, in operation for more than ten years, all alliance members will provide the Hinkley Point C Project with full life cycle services across all disciplines. The companies will work collaboratively with the HPC project in order to provide the most appropriate expertise to specific tasks.

“The agreement will last for five years with an optional five-year extension and seeks to draw upon the vast array of skillsets, experiences and operational experience gained from key suppliers in their work across both nuclear new build and the existing fleet of nuclear power plants in the UK.”

Mark Hartley, Technical Director for HPC said:

“I’m delighted that we are able to announce the launch of the HTSA. We look forward to working together collaboratively, as a single Alliance, to help deliver Hinkley Point C on time and on budget. Having worked closely with Atkins, Frazer-Nash, and Wood on this project since its inception, the HTSA further enhances the existing relationships between the companies for the benefit of all involved.”

Frazer-Nash Consultancy’s HTSA Framework Lead, Chris Jones, said:

“We are excited to be named as one of the HTSA partners. The supplier alliance will provide sustainable support through the lifetime of the HPC project – helping to improve operational and commercial performance; to optimise value and efficiency through teamwork and collaboration; and to enhance the delivery of solutions and improvements to project processes.”