Context and challenges
HPC, Hinkley Point C, is the first EPR project in the UK. The first work began on this PWR reactor project in July 2008 with construction starting in 2016. HPC is a 3,200 MWe nuclear power station with two EPR reactors in Hinkley, Somerset, England.
The HPC project is jointly funded by two major players in nuclear.
With supply of the components for the reactors coming from all over the world, it is necessary to have an integrated supply chain quality system in order to ensure that all components arrive on-time and to the correct quality.
In 2019, Assystem was appointed by one of the major nuclear players of this project to manage the supply chain quality system.
Creation with HPC and management of the supply chain quality functions: