ABB wins $130m Hinkley Point nuclear order

ABB has won an order worth $130 million (£98.7m) to build the power transmission infrastructure for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK. Its team will be […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

ABB has won an order worth $130 million (£98.7m) to build the power transmission infrastructure for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK.

Its team will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the infrastructure, including two substations for two separate units that will feed 3.2GW of power produced by the plant to the national grid.

The nuclear power station, which will be the UK’s first in a generation, will be capable of supplying around six million homes with electricity. The project is owned by French utility EDF (66.5%) and China’s CGN (33.5%).

Stuart Crooks, Hinkley Point C Managing Director said: “We have signed over £9 billion of contracts and this major contract marks another significant step forward for the project.

“Hinkley Point C is bringing together companies and expertise from the UK, France and the world. Construction is fully underway and we remain firmly focused on what we need to deliver in the year ahead and beyond.”