16 September 2016
Bouygues TP/Laing O'Rourke JV welcomes Government approval of Hinkley Point C
Yesterday’s announcement by the UK Government of its approval to proceed with construction of the Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station has been warmly welcomed by the project’s main civils works contractor team.
The project will be one of the largest infrastructure construction schemes in Europe, and construction will commence shortly with Bouygues TP and Laing O'Rourke (BYLOR), two of Europe’s most dynamic engineering and construction specialists, working together in joint venture to deliver many of the key structures.
Paul Sheffield, Managing Director, Laing O’Rourke Europe said:
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“We’re delighted at the Government's approval of the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. BYLOR will deliver the main civil engineering works, and the decision gives us a real opportunity to showcase the best UK and European engineering design capability, technical expertise and project leadership. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with EDF NNB in the delivery of this vital project.”
“The decision allows us to mobilise our workforce, unlocking the potential for individuals to build their careers, and allowing businesses to thrive as our supply chain partners. The Bouygues TP/Laing O’Rourke (BYLOR) joint venture will be delivering over 60 major structures across the site over a seven year period.”
As part of a project-wide commitment to create up to a thousand new apprenticeships during construction, BYLOR created the UK’s first steelfixing apprenticeship at Bridgwater College, with support from EDF. The first cohort has already qualified and is gaining valuable work experience at construction projects across the UK.