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150 Jobs Safeguarded and Created with £50 Million Contract Win for Ledwood

Pembroke Dock-based Ledwood Engineering is supporting 150 jobs having gained a £50 million contract with GE Steam Energy on the Hinkley Level C nuclear energy plant.

The 42 month contract is for the ‘Hinkley Level C Mechanical Tools Erection Works’ throughout the turbine buildings. Every constructing consists of 38 packages of kit starting from small 2Te pumps to a 2,440Te condenser. General, Ledwood might be putting in 12,750Te of kit as a part of GE’s work supplying two standard energy islands for Hinkley Level C, which embody the Arabelle steam turbine.

Nick Revell, Managing Director (L) with Colin Ferguson, Venture Director for Ledwood (R)

Already the biggest steam turbine in operation for the previous 10 years, the Arabelle steam turbine produces 2% extra energy output than a conventional configuration and has a 99.96% fee of reliability. The Arabelle generators at Hinkley Level C would be the largest ever constructed—longer than an Airbus 380—and able to producing 1,770 MW every.

When full, Hinkley Level C is anticipated to ship 7% of the U.Ok.’s CO2-free vitality for the subsequent 60 years. The plant is projected to ship 3.2+ GW to the grid, sufficient for six million houses—and environment friendly sufficient to keep away from 9 million tons of CO2emissions a yr.

Heinrich-Francois Laage of GE Steam Energy stated:

“Further energy to produce and safe the UK’s grid is now essential. Hinkley Level C nuclear energy plant is a part of the answer to create carbon-free vitality. We’re putting in the biggest nuclear steam generators ever made so we want the assist of our provide chain companions to ship on time and on price range. Ledwood’s work for us over current years demonstrates a transparent monitor report of delivering tasks on time, to price range and with an distinctive dedication to security.”

Nick Revell, Managing Director of Ledwood stated:

“As we method our fortieth anniversary in 2023, it is a implausible contract win for our enterprise, creating jobs in Somerset and serving to to safe a sustainable future for the broader workforce right here in Pembroke.

“The contract is testomony to the standard of labor that our workforce has delivered for GE and it places us in a robust place to ship additional development as we develop our buyer portfolio throughout the worldwide vitality business.”

Colin Ferguson, Venture Director for Ledwood stated:

“We’ve been working at Hinkley Level C nuclear energy station web site since 2016 once we had been awarded the contract to manufacture the jetty modules. We’ve since assembled silos, welded tanks and equipped, fabricated and put in embedded ducting and pipework. We’ve additionally carried out set up works in the principle turbine constructing.

“We’ll proceed to give attention to the combination of the nuclear security tradition and promote our personal values of honesty, integrity, individuals and the surroundings. We’ll additionally share learnings all through the enterprise to make sure that we ship the venture in a protected method the place high quality is on the forefront.”

Ledwood is an impartial engineering, fabrication and development firm specialising within the supply of complicated tasks throughout the oil, fuel, course of and vitality industries. Go to to search out out extra.



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