26 September 2018
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Hinkley Point C - how to build a power station

BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Bristol, BS34 7RG

The Hinkley Point C Project (HPC) is a complex, mega project. How does it engage with an equally complex local, national and international supply chain? 

EDF and CGN are building two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. The first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes. 

It’s not just about power. Local benefits are at the heart of Hinkley Point C, aiming to deliver many long-term benefits to Somerset and the South West. 

Hinkley Point C will:

  • Create over 25,000 new employment opportunities.
  • Provide huge opportunities for local, national and international businesses.
  • Bring lasting benefits to communities throughout the South West.

What challenges will this bring when engaging with, and managing a local and international supply chain? 

Ken Owen, commercial director of HPC, will talk about these challenges, and how HPC is addressing them. 

He will also discuss the challenges of creating and assembling one of the most complex industrial supply chains assembled in the UK for many generations, and how a spirit of mutual trust and collaboration is being forged, to balance the commercial tensions contracts can often create.

Ken Owen is a graduate in nuclear engineering, who has spent over 10 years with British Energy, before working in the automotive industry, across a global manufacturing footprint, and on large infrastructure projects including the London 2012 Olympics. 

As the commercial director overseeing the Olympic infrastructure construction, he managed the procurement, management and integration of over 140 contracts. Today, in leading the commercial directorate for Nuclear New Build at EDF Energy, Ken uses his expertise to help deliver the first nuclear power station in the UK for over 20 years.

This event is suitable for professionals with up to an intermediate level of experience.

Previous presentations and webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.


APM Body of Knowledge reference

Section Description
Project management
Resource management
Provider selection and management

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