Blackhill Engineering wins two EDF Energy HPC Excellence Awards

The successful delivery of a 650 tonne steel fabrication contract for the jetty at Hinkley Point C (HPC) has earned Blackhill Engineering, part of Devon based SC Group, two EDF Energy Hinkley Point C Excellence Awards for the Supply Chain in 2017. It has been named Best Local/Regional Business and Best Manufacturing Equipment Supplier.

A heavy engineering specialist, Blackhill built the steel pile caps and bridge beams for the construction of the temporary jetty, which will extend 500m into the Bristol Channel at Bridgwater Bay and will allow sea transportation of construction materials to the Hinkley Point C site. To deliver the contract Blackhill was also able to draw on Engineering Design and Project Management Support from sister SC Group business, SC Innovation.

The awards were presented by Stuart Crooks, Managing Director, Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy at a ceremony on 17 November at Bridgwater’s McMillan Theatre. Reflecting the team effort, the two awards were accepted by Dan Baker, Business Development Manager, Mike Simcox, Works Manager from Blackhill Engineering, and SC Innovation’s Sector Lead on Special Projects, Stuart Ship, together with SC Group Chief Executive, Nick Ames.

Nick Ames, Chief Executive of SC Group said: “We are thrilled that Blackhill’s performance has been recognised by our customer with these awards and we are very proud to be part of the team of south west firms helping to deliver this vital UK infrastructure project”.


Image: (from left to right) Dan Baker, Stuart Ship, Mike Simcox, Nick Ames.


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