HPC will be the first in a new generation of UK nuclear power stations, marking a significant moment in the revitalisation of the UK’s nuclear industry and a key strategic win for Faithful+Gould.
Jon Sealy, managing director - UK and Europe, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have been recognised for our talent and capability within the nuclear sector; our appointment means EDF Energy are being supported by a workforce with the skills, competency and capacity required to successfully deliver the HPC project with the highest standards of nuclear professionalism, safety and security.
“This appointment is another significant milestone in our six year relationship on this project and reinforces Faithful+Gould’s market-leading project and programme management capability in the UK.”
“This appointment is another significant milestone in our six year relationship on this project..."
Jon Sealy, Faithful+Gould Managing Director - UK and Europe
An estimated 25,000 job opportunities will be created over the construction of the proposed new power station, including 1,000 apprenticeships. Faithful+Gould will be contributing to these impressive figures through effective strategic recruitment, dedicated graduate programmes and developing its own extensive nuclear resource pool.
Kevin McNealey, director and head of nuclear, said: “Skilled professionals are the lifeblood of the nuclear industry and the HPC project highlights the contribution that EDF Energy will make to the development of the UK’s economic and skills base.
“As such, the project will help to maintain and build upon our own strategy to develop our most important asset, our people. Being able to recruit and develop the right people, creating greater breadth and depth in our nuclear capability, will help propel us towards our goal of becoming market leader in the sector.”
“Skilled professionals are the lifeblood of the nuclear industry and the HPC project highlights the contribution that EDF Energy will make..."
Kevin McNealey, Faithful+Gould Head of Nuclear
EDF Energy has worked hard with the UK supply chain to ensure that firms such as Faithful+Gould can collaborate successfully on such a valuable project. Companies from across the UK are among those selected and EDF Energy now estimates that 63% of the construction cost will be spent with UK firms.
Kevin continued: “For us, working on this notable HPC project will build upon our reputable skills as well as strengthen our nuclear expertise, providing a real opportunity to win and effectively deliver other current and future nuclear programmes nationally and worldwide.”