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HPC Supplier Induction Programme

  • Somerset Energy Innovation Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 4FJ United Kingdom (map)

Ready to target Hinkley Point C (HPC) supplier opportunities?

Most suited to companies who are certain that supplying Hinkley Point C (HPC) is right for them, this comprehensive programme was developed with the support of EDF Energy and is delivered by nuclear sector experts to help you implement and work to the strict nuclear standards demanded of HPC suppliers.

As the first nuclear power station to be built in a generation, HPC also adopts the latest best practice techniques. Therefore companies wishing to be involved need to understand a number of customer specific requirements to support the successful delivery of the project.

For ambitious, innovative companies who can help reduce costs and improve lead time and safety, the project offers significant contract opportunities throughout its 10-year construction and beyond.  Each company has something unique to bring to the project, but needs to understand how to translate their existing capability to fit customer requirements.

Safety is the number one concern, and the expectations and standards required for achieving nuclear excellence are higher than ever on this project.  It is vital to EDF Energy and their primary contractors that this is understood and implemented at every level of the supply chain to deliver the project on time and on budget.

To address this issue, Exelin have worked with EDF Energy to develop the HPC Supplier Induction Programme, designed to help companies bridge gaps in their knowledge and prepare to support their potential HPC customers.

80% of previous delegates are either bidding or have already won work at HPC!

Programme Schedule:

Wednesday 4th September 2019, 09:00 - 17:00

Nuclear Safety Culture and Human Performance Factors:  understand how to create and maintain a healthy safety culture within your business, and how the behaviours of individuals can influence safe and reliable operations

Wednesday 11th September 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 

HPC Project Requirements, Procurement, Contracting, and Commercial Engagement:  further understand HPC project requirements regarding nuclear procurement and contracting, with a focus on how this differs from other industries to help you identify and overcome potential risks

Wednesday 18th September 2019, 09:00 - 16:30

Materials, Equipment, Configuration Control, Counterfeit Fraud and Suspect Items:  a major concern in the nuclear industry, this module will cover the importance of traceability, and includes tools and techniques to help you prevent this problem in your business and your supply chain

Thursday 19th September 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 

SQEP and Continuous Improvement:  how to ensure personnel are always suitably qualified and experienced for all assigned tasks.  Also understand how you can use performance improvement programmes to assess, identify and rectify problems to implement positive change

Thursday 14th November 2019, 09:00 - 15:00 

HPC Site Tour, Networking, and Knowledge Sharing:  your chance to share how learning from the programme has resulted in operational improvements within your company, and hear from other potential HPC suppliers and companies already involved in the project


Earlier Event: 3 September
Intro to Hinkley Point C (Bristol)