HPC Supplier Induction Programme - June 2019

Date — 
5th June 2019
Time — 
All day - 1st of a 5 day programme, delivered over 6 weeks
Venue — 
Somerset Energy Innovation Centre, Bridgwater, TA6 4FJ
Cost — 
£2000 + VAT (funding available for eligible businesses)
Summary — 


Ready to target Hinkley Point C (HPC) supplier opportunities?

Most suited to companies who are certain that supplying Hinkley Point C (HPC) is right for them, this comprehensive programme was developed with the support of EDF Energy and is delivered by nuclear sector experts to help you implement and work to the strict nuclear standards demanded of HPC suppliers.

As the first nuclear power station to be built in a generation, HPC also adopts the latest best practice techniques. Therefore companies wishing to be involved need to understand a number of customer specific requirements to support the successful delivery of the project.

For ambitious, innovative companies who can help reduce costs and improve lead time and safety, the project offers significant contract opportunities throughout its 10-year construction and beyond.  Each company has something unique to bring to the project, but needs to understand how to translate their existing capability to fit customer requirements.

Safety is the number one concern, and the expectations and standards required for achieving nuclear excellence are higher than ever on this project.  It is vital to EDF Energy and their primary contractors that this is understood and implemented at every level of the supply chain to deliver the project on time and on budget.

To address this issue, Exelin have worked with EDF Energy to develop the HPC Supplier Induction Programme, designed to help companies bridge gaps in their knowledge and prepare to support their potential HPC customers.


80% of previous delegates are either bidding or have already won work at HPC!


Based on the principles of excellence for nuclear suppliers, the programme also includes additional customer specific requirements, and uses a range of interactive case studies to help you identify areas of improvement within your business to put you in the best position to deliver successfully.  The fifth and final day of the programme will include an HPC site tour, and an afternoon session for networking with other companies linked to the HPC supply chain and the opportunity to present to potential customers how lessons learned by completing the programme have positively impacted your own operational experience.



Programme Schedule:

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 08:30 - 17:00

Nuclear Safety Culture and Human Performance Factors:  understand how to create and maintain a healthy safety culture within your business, and how the behaviours of individuals can influence safe and reliable operations

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 

HPC Project Requirements, Procurement, Contracting, and Commercial Engagement:  further understand HPC project requirements regarding nuclear procurement and contracting, with a focus on how this differs from other industries to help you identify and overcome potential risks

Tuesday 25th June 2019, 09:00 - 16:30

Materials, Equipment, Configuration Control, Counterfeit Fraud and Suspect Items:  a major concern in the nuclear industry, this module will cover the importance of traceability, and includes tools and techniques to help you prevent this problem in your business and your supply chain

Wednesday 26th June 2019, 09:00 - 16:30 

SQEP and Continuous Improvement:  how to ensure personnel are always suitably qualified and experienced for all assigned tasks.  Also understand how you can use performance improvement programmes to assess, identify and rectify problems to implement positive change

Tuesday 9th July 2019, 09:00 - 15:00 

HPC Site Tour, Networking, and Knowledge Sharing:  your chance to share how learning from the programme has resulted in operational improvements within your company, and hear from other potential HPC suppliers and companies already involved in the project


Completing this programme will give you an essential understanding of HPC nuclear requirements - invaluable when responding to enquiries from Tier 1 Contractors.


*  One ticket covers two attendees - one senior business leader should attend all modules, but the role of second attendee is flexible dependant on module subject.

*  Although we recommend completing all four modules for maximum benefit, each module can be booked separately to suit your availability and business needs - please contact us to find out more. 

*  If you are an SME (small/medium enterprise) based in the South West or South Wales you may be eligible for funding towards the cost of this programme.  You will need the promotional code to receive the reduced cost so please contact Maria Ison to discuss this further:

Tel:  0117 403 4661
Email:  maria.ison@swmas.co.uk




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