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11/01/2017

Bouygues/Laing O'Rourke JV Wins Hinkley Point C Contract

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A joint venture (JV) between Bouygues Travaux Publics and Laing O'Rourke has won a major contract to help deliver Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

Developer EDF Energy has selected the JV to build two European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) nuclear reactors for the £18 billion power station project. The deal is worth at least £1.4bn alone to Bouygues.

Around 3,500 site workers will be employed at peak periods to help deliver the nuclear power station, which will consist of twin EPR reactors with total capacity of 3.2 GW.

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Once completed, the facility will supply 7% of the UK's electricity and power over five million homes.

Philippe Bonnave, Chairman and Chef Executive of Bouygues Construction, said: "We are proud to have been selected by EDF for this extraordinary project, a choice that reflects Bouygues Construction's expertise in the field of nuclear civil engineering. We will be undertaking this project alongside Laing O'Rourke, our internationally renowned British partner. We share the same values and give the same priority to employee safety and the importance of skilled workers."

(LM)

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