EDF Energy’s Final Investment Decision on Hinkley Point C Confirms Premier Modular’s appointment to Build the Prestigious Accommodation Project for the new Nuclear Power Station
Premier Modular Limited, a leading East Yorkshire based manufacturer and constructor of modular buildings, celebrating their 60th year in business, is pleased to announce that its appointment as the contractor providing a series of modular building complexes at Hinkley Point C in Somerset has been confirmed following EDF Energy’s Final Investment Decision. The complex will deliver offices and site welfare facilities required for the construction phase of the new nuclear power station.
The 38,000 sqm of office space – the largest modular project awarded in the UK – will house all the management and technical personnel required during the construction stage of this much needed new nuclear power plant. Part of the buildings will be converted after the construction cycle to remain as high quality offices for the permanent site.
Almost 1000 steel framed modules are being constructed ‘off site’ at Premier’s state-of- the-art manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire, before being transported to the Hinkley Point C site for final assembly and fitting out – a process that will take only 16 months from manufacture to hand over.
Since Premier’s appointment as a preferred bidder for this contract back in July 2015, Premier has continued to work closely with EDF Energy to ensure that delivery of the complex can proceed as soon as the Final Investment Decision has been made.
Hinkley Point C will provide reliable, low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. During its 60 years of operation, it will avoid 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
EDF Energy envisages an estimated 25,000 job opportunities will be created over the construction of the new power station, including up to 1,000 apprenticeships. It is also Premier’s intention to contract work, where practical, to companies local to the Hinkley Point C site, where it is anticipated that approximately 35% of the work will be completed.
David Harris, Divisional Director at Premier reports
“This project is one of the most significant modular projects in history and will really put modular construction on the map. We foresee that this project is not only important for Premier but will also be of significant benefit to the local economies in Yorkshire and Somerset in terms of both sub-contractor and supplier opportunities required to support this major construction project.
Premier will resource this project with the full scope of skills required to deliver the scheme to the excellent standard and quality of product that we and EDF Energy expect and we anticipate taking on a number of apprentices throughout the delivery of the scheme.”