Some of the earliest essential assets delivered included HPC’s tunnel boring machine (TBM), while Osprey also facilitated construction of the site’s bespoke jetty and established a Muster Port facility alongside key stakeholder The Bristol Port Company. The team moved a 200-tonne luffing gantry to the installation vessel, to position the heaviest jetty item. More recently, in 2019, Osprey moved the massive TBM components to site, another example of teamwork and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders including Balfour Beatty.
As the build moved towards the next major phase, EDF identified the requirement for a centralised logistics and management solution to deliver time critical, complex and oversized equipment including turbines, nuclear reactors and generators. Through an international tender process, Osprey won the prestigious, multi-million-pound contract through their innovation-led approach.
Zoe Stollard, Construction Partner at Clarke Willmott, said “It was clear from our first meeting that the team at Osprey were committed to providing a quality service. Working as trusted partners Osprey and Clarke Willmott have formed a close bond. I am confident they will provide an exceptional service for the HPC project in the months and years to come. We are proud to have supported another principal contractor helping to build HPC and look forward to developing our relationship with Osprey over the coming years as the company grows.”