EDF Energy has awarded Serco a six-year contract to provide fire and rescue services during the construction phase of Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station.
The Service commenced on 1 October 2018 and has a total contract value of approximately £6.5 million over the term.
As a result of the contract award, Serco sees opportunities for new apprenticeships which will benefit local employment and will use this model to recruit new fire fighters through the contract duration.
Serco already runs a range of fire services in the UK and the award winning International Fire Training Centre, and has significant experience of delivering fire services.
Ronnie Coutts, Serco’s Capability Director, Fire said: “Serco is delighted that we are going to be supporting the HPC Construction Site with fire and rescue services during the complex build phase of Hinkley Point C. We have world class skills, expertise and experience in the provision of fire services and we will be able to deploy a highly skilled team to help HPC prepare for and respond to a range of scenarios.”
Serco’s delivery model is designed to focus on HPC’s current and future needs. This approach recognises the changing operating environment as the Hinkley Point C power station transitions from construction towards its commissioning phase.
As a result of the award, the workforce of approximately 22 employees, who are currently employed by G4S Secure Solutions, will TUPE transfer across to Serco following the appropriate consultation process.