EDF Energy has selected Schneider Electric to supply its medium voltage switchgear range to ensure safe operations and reliable energy management at the Hinckley Point nuclear power plant.
Back in September, EDF announced two preferred bidders for contracts worth £100 million to UK manufacturers. It estimates that contracts worth more than 60 per cent of the construction costs for the station will be placed with UK companies.
Tanuja Randery, President at Schneider Electric UK & Ireland said: “Schneider Electric is committed to enabling the UK to achieve a cleaner energy mix and our partnership with EDF Energy is another step towards this goal. We have a long-standing relationship with EDF and are proud to support the investment in the power station at Hinkley Point, with our knowledge and experience serving the worldwide nuclear market for over 30 years.”
EDF expects 25,000 jobs to be created during construction.