The contract to provide the UK’s first nuclear plant to be built in 25 years has been awarded by EDF Energy to Telent Technology Services.
The six year Hinkley Point C (HPC) deal includes a dual data centre infrastructure and both wireless and wired comms networks for circa 150 buildings, with a supporting UC and messaging platform, a multi-service on-site radio network, integration with the emergency services Network, CCTV, public address and voice alarm system, integrated command and communications system and site-wide TV distribution.
“This new contract reflects our track record in providing critical communications solutions in a range of diverse and sensitive environments,” said Mark Plato, CEO at Telent.
“At Hinkley Point C we will be able to utilise our experience and expertise from right across the company and channel it into this national project.”
“We expect to create a number of apprenticeships and graduate roles in the Bristol and Somerset areas, adding to our current footprint in the south west through a number of existing contracts."
HPC will generate low carbon electricity for around six million homes, create over 25,000 new employment opportunities.