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Skanska alliance begins support work at Hinkley Point C

20 Sep 16 The Somerset Infrastructure Alliance, a joint venture of Swedish giant Skanska with local firms RK Bell and Forest Traffic Services, has begun to deliver site infrastructure services for Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.

Somerset Infrastructure Alliance will carry out site road maintenance, landscaping, signage and fencing. The alliance will also deliver various logistical services to help vehicles move around the site, including carriageway and footway maintenance, site cleaning, traffic management, winter maintenance and minor civils works. It will also be responsible for coordination of all works outside of the main construction areas.

Skanska operations director Simon White said: “We are proud to be contributing to this project. The unique alliance arrangement that has been created with our local partners is aimed at delivering the project in a highly collaborative way whilst building a local legacy of skills and employment.”

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Forest Traffic Services managing director Ross Williams said: “We are delighted to be part of the alliance that will deliver site infrastructure services for such a significant project and are looking forward to working in this innovative and collaborative way with our alliance partners to provide a best quality and highly responsive service. This major opportunity gives us the confidence to make a major investment in recruiting and training additional local staff.”

RK Bell managing director Nick Bell added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to move into the new nuclear build sector in a collaborative way, sharing skills and knowledge along the journey. It has given us an opportunity to continually raise the bar across the business whilst enabling us to invest in higher levels of training and apprentice schemes. Choosing the right partners, who can work well together to deliver on the client’s requirements, has been a clear priority.”

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