Spirotech Group is delighted to have been awarded a multi-million pound contract by Ovivo to supply twenty trash rack screens as part of the cooling water intake screening system at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, which is currently under construction in Somerset, UK.

Hard work has paid off for the team at Spirotech who spent months preparing in order to secure this contract, which included opening a dedicated fabrication facility to accommodate the project.

The twenty trash rack screens will play an important role as cooling water supply to nuclear power stations is of vital importance, both for safety related purposes and to provide a heat sink for condenser cooling. The water is drawn from the Bristol channel and the system removes marine debris before passing through the power plant.

Electricity for six million British homes

The new-generation twin reactors at Hinkley Point C are being built by EDF Energy to provide low-carbon 3,200 megawatts of electricity for six million British homes and will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year over its 60-year lifespan. In addition, construction and operation of Hinkley Point C is creating 25,000 employment opportunities and up to 1,000 apprenticeships.

Hinkley Point’s first nuclear power station, Hinkley Point A, operated from 1965 to 2000 and is currently being decommissioned. Hinkley Point B produces up to 840 megawatts of electricity, enough to meet the needs of about one million homes and Hinkley Point C will be the first nuclear power station approved in the UK since 1987, with the plant expected to begin electricity generation in 2023.

How can Spirotech help your business?

Spirotech Group see a great future for new nuclear in the UK and are excited at the prospect of working with Ovivo on Hinkley Point C and future projects such as Sizewell C and Bradwell in the East of England, as well as Wylfa B on Anglesey.

For more details about how Spirotech Group can help your business please call our sales team on +44 (0)1487 832 053 or email: sales@spirotechgroup.co.uk