French energy company EDF (Électricité de France) has re-affirmed to Bilfinger its aspiration to award NSSS (Nuclear Steam Supply System) and the fabrication elements of BOP (Balance of Plant) contracts to the company for the construction of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.
Bilfinger was already recognized as a strategic supplier to its Hinkley Point C project in South West England in 2018. The Company has since received orders worth approximately €20 M for design preparation, planning, and solid waste treatment. An additional project agreement to enable NSSS and BOP fabrication is anticipated around the turn of year.
Bilfinger is expected to lead the fabrication and installation works for the Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS). The system generates the steam needed to drive the turbine generator unit and ultimately produce energy. In addition, Bilfinger is expected to design, prefabricate and install the so-called Balance of Plant (BOP) packages, i.e. supporting components and auxiliary systems of the power plant needed to deliver the energy outside the generating unit itself.