Nuvia, the international nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor, has been awarded a c. £20 million contract by EDF Energy to design and construct the Nuclear Sampling System (NSS) at Hinkley Point C EPR site.
The NSS is located within the nuclear island and determines the physical-chemical properties of liquid samples to ensure compliance with specifications relating to the quality of water in the primary nuclear circuits and steam generators. The process comprises of four main functions; pre-conditioning of the liquid samples, online chemical analysis, offline sample collection within gloveboxes and laboratory analysis.
This is Nuvia’s third major Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) contract award for the Hinkley Point C project, the first being the Primary Circuit Boron Recycling (TEP) followed by the Secondary Effluent Treatment system (TEU), both of these being won with our partner Rolls-Royce. The NSS contract covers the scheme and detail design, procurement, manufacture, factory acceptance testing, installation and commissioning of the NSS.
Nuvia’s expertise in complex multi-discipline design and build projects to clients’ specific requirements and timescales will be vital to this challenging project, which is a crucial component in the construction of the first new nuclear power station in the UK for a generation.
The project commenced in June 2017 and will be delivered over a six year period.
Commenting on securing this major contract, Keith Collett, CEO of Nuvia Limited, said: We are delighted to have been awarded this significant contract by EDF Energy which is an endorsement of our capability to develop and deliver solutions which address our clients’ most complex challenges.