East Yorkshire off-site specialist firm Premier Modular has bagged a 1,000 module Hinkley site office job.
The company has confirmed an order for 1,000 site office modules for the Hinkley Point C construction scheme.
The order is the largest placed for modular offices and site welfare facilities in the UK and will take just 16 months to make.
All the technical and management personnel will be housed in the 400,000 sq ft site office complex during the construction stage of the nuclear power plant.
Then, part of the buildings will be converted after the construction cycle to stay ad high quality offices for the permanent site.
The steel framed modules will be made off site at Premier’s manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire, before it is transported to the Hinkley Point C site for fitting out and final assembly.
Divisional Director at Premier, David Harris, commented: “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 subcontractor and supplier opportunities required to support this major construction project.”
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.
Meanwhile, the chief executive of EDF Energy has vowed that the £24bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant will be built by 2025 and will not result in extra costs to UK taxpayers.
In evidence before the House of Lords economic affairs select committee, Vincent de Rivaz dismissed parallels with two nuclear plants EDF is building in France and Finland, which have suffered delays and cost overruns.