Horizon nuclear contract announced

horizon-logoHorizon Nuclear Power has agreed a strategic framework contract with Jacobs Engineering Group for the provision of engineering and related technical services.

Horizon Nuclear Power is developing nuclear power stations at Wylfa on Anglesey and Oldbury in South Gloucestershire. The projects are expected to represent multibillion pound investments in the country’s power infrastructure.

The agreement follows the award of three other strategic contracts earlier this month with AMEC, Atkins and Cavendish Nuclear.
This completes the selection of strategic framework partners. The four successful lead suppliers and their supply chains will work with Horizon for the next three years on consultancy and technical design activities for Horizon’s lead site, Wylfa Newydd, and to support the development of expertise within Horizon itself.

All four partner companies were selected following a competitive procurement process on the strength of their broad range of expertise, value for money criteria and alignment with Horizon’s company values. These contracts establish long term partnership arrangements with Tier 1 suppliers, and their supply chains. Their work will be crucial in helping Horizon continue its planning and preparation for main construction from 2018.

Horizon Chief Operating Officer, Alan Raymant, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jacobs as our fourth and final framework partner. We look forward to working with our new strategic suppliers and their supply chains, as we gather momentum and continue to progress our detailed plans ahead of our first formal public consultation next year.”

Jacobs Group Vice President Conor Doyle stated, “We are pleased to support Horizon’s vision for a new generation of nuclear power stations that achieve a sustainable socio-economic legacy. We look forward to continuing to build on the strong foundations already in place.”

Horizon will procure other works, services and goods that are outside of those frameworks, such as physical works and assurance services. Suppliers interested in direct opportunities or sub-contracting opportunities are encouraged to register their company’s information on the Horizon supplier portal: http://www.horizonnuclearpower.com/supplier-registration

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