Caley Ocean Systems Win a Second Contract with Balfour Beatty for Hinkley Point C

Caley Ocean Systems have signed a multi-million-pound contract to deliver Isolation Caps, handling system and associated components for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, located on the bank of the Bristol Channel.

Pryme Group company, Caley Ocean Systems, are delighted to announce that they have signed a second, multi-million-pound contract with Balfour Beatty to deliver a large scope of work for the Hinkley Point C project. Caley have been working with Balfour Beatty on the Hinkley Point C contract since 2020, this new contract comes following the successful delivery of Handling Alignment Frames in 2021.

Caley will deliver critical isolation caps and associated equipment from their design office and manufacturing facilities, both located in Glasgow, Scotland. Caley are delivering a full turnkey solution, including design, manufacture, testing, transport and site integration which is a key advantage to the customer.

The scope of work forms part of the marine works project where the installation of concrete heads and the drilling of shafts for four intake channels and two outfall channels, used to provide cooling water to the nuclear power plant, will take place.

The isolation caps are the barrier between the horizontal tunnels and the vertical access shafts, they are safety critical during tunnel construction and future maintenance activities. They provide the ability to seal the tunnels at the outboard end, monitor the sealing integrity and enable the eventual controlled flooding of the tunnels. Caley are responsible for the overall delivery of the project and will work with carefully selected supply chain partners to deliver all project components.

John Garratt, Caley Ocean Systems Sales Director comments, “Our new contract could not have been achieved without the open and transparent nature of working alongside Balfour Beatty management, and our close list of valued suppliers. We are excited to be a part of this critically important energy project for the UK and supporting Balfour Beatty and NNB to deliver a successful project”

Kerrie Murray, Chief Executive Officer at Pryme Group comments, “We are thrilled to have won this second contract with Balfour Beatty. This contract is the culmination of the hard work and effort our team have put in over the past year, working with key suppliers to propose a safe and valuable solution for the Isolation Caps, coupled with a successful first work scope providing Handling Alignment Frames to the project. We are now focused on delivering the project on time and to specification. We have a dedicated and highly skilled team, who are working hard to ensure this project is delivered to the requisite nuclear standards. We look forward to continue to support Balfour Beatty as we move forward with our fruitful relationship.”

This will be the second scope of work that Caley have delivered to this project, having delivered six Handling Alignment Frames in 2021, which are used to lift the concrete intake and outfall heads. The Handling and Alignment frames have two jobs, firstly, they assist with the lifting and installation operations of the concrete heads and secondly, they provide support to the guide frame, which is used to align the casing with the aperture of the concrete head.

Caley will deliver the isolation caps project from their design office in Govan and their specialist manufacturing facility in Renfrew at the end of 2022.

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