Bureau Veritas brings Nuclear experience to Sizewell C Consortium

Aug. 25 2020

Bureau Veritas is proud to have joined the Sizewell C Consortium, bringing together nuclear supply chain leaders to play their part in the UK’s clean, green economic recovery.

Our dedicated Nuclear team has joined other suppliers, contractors, consultants and trade unions on the consortium to help deliver Sizewell C, a proposed new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast.

Sizewell C will help to meet the UK’s ambitious ‘Net Zero’ commitment by 2050 by supplying power to six million homes and generating electricity for 60 years, providing local jobs, training and education benefits too.

It will also save nine million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year of operation – a major British project which will help tackle climate change and support the UK’s post coronavirus recovery.

Alexandre Aubry, Nuclear Projects Manager for Bureau Veritas said: “Sizewell C will play a central role in the UK’s low carbon economic recovery, creating thousands of jobs and supporting the UK’s continued shift towards Net Zero. But it is important to recognise that the nuclear industry is a complex and subject to high-level scrutiny to ensure quality and safety.

“We have already demonstrated our expertise in nuclear construction projects as the experienced Bureau Veritas Nuclear team has been working with HPC since 2010 to undertake inspection, quality assurance and expediting related tasks at Hinkley Point C, which is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years.

“Now we are delighted to be able to bring this unique understanding to the Sizewell C Consortium, engaging early with the extensive project team to help ensure quality, maintain integrity and achieve compliance as the proposed development moves forward.”

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