Bideford firm nets multi-million contract for Hinkley C power station

Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C - Credit: Archant

TCi (GB) ltd has secured a contract worth nearly £10million for the nuclear power station in Somerset.

A company from Bideford has secured a contract worth nearly £10million for work towards Britain’s first nuclear power station in nearly 30 years.

TCi (GB) ltd has been named as the preferred bidder for the Hinkley Point C power station’s office and welfare equipment, with a contract worth £9.7million.

Work on the project in Somerset - which is currently under review by the Prime Minister - would see the firm setting up infrastructure for the project team and is expected to create at least five more jobs.

TCi managing director Adrian Sealey said he was ‘ecstatic’ that the contract, which has been three years in the making, had come to fruition.

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“This is a fantastic achievement for all of the team here at TCi, we have all worked extremely hard to bring this high-profile contract to fruition and I’m ecstatic,” he said.

“It brings the security of work and jobs, and we will be able to employ more people.

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“The investment will go into building a bigger, better business.”

The Hinkley Point C plant is part of a new generation of nuclear stations, which were first suggested by Tony Blair in 2006 to replace current existing ones.

The £18.7billion station is currently under review by Teresa May, with the decision of a legally binding deal expected later in the Autumn.

Mr Sealey said the a negative decision would not affect TCi’s current business model.

He said: “Our business model has never changed - the contract is an absolute game changer.

“If the site doesn’t happen, it will be a big nuisance, but it will not put anyone’s jobs in jeopardy.”

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