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Wincanton to support Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in UK

LBR Staff Writer Published 26 June 2018

Logistics services provider Wincanton has secured a contract from EDF Energy to support the UK’s first nuclear power station.

As per the contract, Wincanton will offer warehouse and transport services for the construction of Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

Wincanton construction director Ranald Forbes said: “We are thrilled to be working on such a significant project. We will be delivering against our core set of propositions which offer our clients a dynamic and flexible approach solution which, over this 10-year project, will be instrumental to the success of the nuclear build at Hinkley.”

The company will offer storage, handling, asset tracking and transportation for incoming materials to the Hinkley Point C project from warehouse locations both on and off site.

Wincanton will manage surety of supply across multiple product lines and facilitate a three-month buffer stock.

The nuclear power project is expected to create more than 25,000 new jobs over the life of its 10-year construction period.

The firm will use Manhattan Associates’ warehouse management solution to execute warehouse operations across multiple sites, as well as manage thousands of individual stock-keeping units (SKUs) and multiple suppliers.

Wincanton said the deal incorporates its core construction logistics services proposition and draws on experience of projects such as Crossrail and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance

Hinkley Point C storage manager Robert Evans said: “We were looking for a long term partner to support our vast and complex logistics needs. We needed a supplier with expertise, experience and the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the project.

‘We were also looking to work with a business rooted in the South West, employing people in the region. Wincanton fit the bill in all respects.”

Wincanton provides supply chain consultancy and solutions to major brands across the globe.

With 3,600fleet of vehicles, the company employs around 17,700 people across more than 200 sites.


Image: Wincanton will provide warehouse and transport services for the construction of Hinkley Point C in Somerset. Photo: courtesy of Wincanton plc.