Dymond Engineering attended a Hinkley Point C Awareness and Opportunity event held in Barnstaple this week aimed at building a North Devon supply chain for Hinkley C.
Dymond has attended numerous Hinkley C events over the last couple of years but this is the first to be held in the North Devon area and highlights the extent of the demand for regional suppliers, which is much greater than can be catered for in Somerset alone. However the rigorous demands of working for Hinkley C, including all the non-core requirements, will put many would-be suppliers off, as do the delays and uncertainties around this truly massive project.
But for those who are prepared to invest in this huge supply chain opportunity that we have in North Devon, the returns could be there for decades to come. The on-going challenge for us at Dymond is finding out if there is a requirement for our capabilities. We know there is demand for structural steel work, steel bedding plates and other metal fabrications, but we still haven’t found out if there is a match for our non-structural metalwork capabilities. We are in the process of updating our registration with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s Hinkley Supply Chain website which will help with matching us against requirements.
So much exploratory and preparatory work still to do, but an exciting opportunity awaits. For more information visit the Somerset Chamber’s Hinkley Supply Chain website at www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk