By ERIE Construction ERIE Construction is the latest in a series of Australian companies to open a building in the United Kingdom after the UK’s government signed a deal to build the next generation of the world’s most expensive, most dangerous and most expensive nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C. ERIE has secured a £5.4bn ($6.7bn) contract to supply power to the UK.
The company, which is based in London, will also provide the design and construction for the new facility.
The deal was signed last week by the UK government, HINKLEY and Erie Construction, with a view to construction beginning in 2021.
ERIVE, the joint venture between Erie and the British government, will construct and operate the Hinkleys new nuclear power plant.
The new plant will be powered by the H-PWR reactor, the world-leading supercritical-cooled reactor, and will operate at the peak of its operational life of 2030.
ERIEC, the company’s subsidiary, will be responsible for the design, construction and operation of the HINKHONS new nuclear plant.
It will be the first of its kind in the world.
“I’m excited to have signed this deal with the UK Government,” said ERIE CEO and CEO, Paul Wainwright, in a statement.
“We look forward to the construction of our new HinkLEY power plant in 2021 and delivering on the ambitious energy infrastructure we’ve promised to deliver for the people of the UK.”
Wainwerse said the project was about building on the success of the project at Hinkah station, which saw the UK sign a £12bn deal to bring the UK a new generation of nuclear power stations in 2019.
“The UK Government is committed to building a world-class nuclear power facility to power the UK,” he said.
“Our partnership with Erie will see us deliver on this promise by providing an affordable, secure, fast and reliable source of power to our customers.”
Erie’s new H-Power reactor is scheduled to start operating in 2020.
ERIENCE is the largest nuclear construction company in the UK and has worked with the government to develop a range of nuclear energy solutions.
The project is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs, with additional jobs to be created through a second phase.