2 Companies Picked as Preferred Bidders for UK Nuclear Project

2 Companies Picked as Preferred Bidders for UK Nuclear Project

EDF Energy said two companies were chosen as preferred bidders for the Hinkley Point C nuclear project in the UK.
Integrated power company Rolls-Royce will supply heat exchangers in a contract worth more than £25 million ($38 million).  A partnership with Rolls-Royce and Nuvia will design, procure, install and commission two systems for the treatment and waste processing of reactor coolant for over £75 million ($114.1 million).
In October 2013, EDF Energy announced the four main preferred bidders for engineering and construction. The bidders are Bouygues TP and Laing O’Rourke, for civil works; Costain for marine work; Alstom, for the turbine generators; and Areva for the instrumentation and control and nuclear steam supply system and fuel.
“Together with suppliers and our partners we have created a supply chain ready to build Hinkley Point C, which will help the UK meet its future need for reliable low carbon electricity,” said EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz.
The British government guaranteed 2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) to back the dual-unit, 3.2-GW nuclear project. The project is expected to cost £16 billion ($25.7 billion), with UK consumers to pay up to £17 billion ($27.8 billion) in subsidies to EDF.
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