Hinkley Point C

Design and build of communications and IT infrastructure

Telent was awarded a six-year contract, in early 2019, to supply the communications and IT infrastructure at Hinkley Point C – the UK’s first nuclear plant to be built in 25 years.

Telent was chosen by EDF Energy to provide a multi-faceted, IT and communications package at the new site. Once running Hinkley Point C (HPC) will generate low carbon electricity for around six million homes, create over 25,000 new employment opportunities and bring lasting social and economic benefits to communities throughout the South West of the United Kingdom.

Under the agreement, Telent will design, install and commission the communications and IT system for the new power station. This will include a dual data centre infrastructure and both wireless and wired communications networks to connect approximately 150 buildings. This network infrastructure will support a unified communications and messaging platform. It will also provide a multi-service on-site radio network, including integration with the Emergency Services Network (ESN), CCTV, Public Address and Voice Alarm system, Integrated Command and Communications System and Site-wide TV Distribution.

Telent was awarded the contract for the project following a stringent process during which it demonstrated a collaborative and flexible approach to ensure HPC’s requirements would be satisfied. The company also stood out in the process due to its ability to work across a broad range of technologies using its own directly employed engineering teams.

"Through our development of new nuclear power stations in the UK, we remain committed to boosting UK industrial capacity at both the regional and national level. I am pleased to have the support of Telent in delivering the vital communications and IT infrastructure the new power station will need."

- Jean-Pierre West, Supply Chain Director, Hinkley Point C

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