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Osprey - Hinkley Point C

Osprey - Hinkley Point C

Before a single blade of grass was moved at Hinkley Point C, extensive pre-planning work was undertaken to ensure logistics for the site could be delivered safely and effectively. The sheer scale and complexity of logistics required is phenomenal. This is where the experience and local knowledge of Somerset based Osprey came in to provide marine and heavy logistics advance consultation to look at the challenges related to delivering large and heavy items to the site. That was over 6 years ago, and today Portishead headquartered Osprey are still engaged with HPC completing live operations under NEC3 contract to Tier 1 & 2 suppliers. For the past 18 months they’ve been involved with port logistics at Avonmouth Dock ensuring large components are safely funnelled into the holding areas ahead of being installed offshore – a task easier said than done. “Our Projects team have handled thousands of tonnes of structural steelwork for the 490 metre long jetty that Costain are building in the Bristol Channel. When complete it will accept marine deliveries of aggregate used in the production of nuclear quality concrete” explains John O’Connor, Commercial Director at Osprey. This work requires highly specialised assets, all of which Osprey owns within its UK fleet, including: heavy lift barges, four heavy-lift cranes and over 100 axle lines of SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter). Behind the equipment are experienced project managers, engineers and skilled operators. It’s a unique package which differentiates Osprey. Huge steel jetty piles, some weighing over 140 tonnes have arrived by ship from all over the world which Osprey have unloaded and positioned in a muster port facility in Avonmouth Docks ready for sequenced dispatch. More »

Castelan Group, Weston-super-Mare

Castelan Group, Weston-super-Mare

Castelan Group was established in 2011 but has a heritage that dates back to the 1990’s when the original company was formed as The Regency Group. Since 2011, the Castelan Group has been building on these foundations to grow its business into one of the largest employers in North Somerset. Specialising in the provision of insurance products, claims handling, payment processing, repair networks, build networks and care solutions it is now setting its sights firmly on high skilled professional services expansion. More »

Abatec Recruitment, Weston-super-Mare

Abatec Recruitment, Weston-super-Mare

Based in the South West, Abatec Recruitment is an established multi-specialist recruitment consultancy focusing on Construction, Engineering, Social Housing, IT and Legal talent needs. With over 30 staff based at head office, Abatec can provide temporary, contract and permanent staff across these sectors. More »

Authentic Digital, Weston-super-Mare

Authentic Digital, Weston-super-Mare

Based in North Somerset, we are a mobile-focused digital agency, creating awesome websites, apps and mobile marketing strategies to help ambitious businesses reach their potential mobile customers. More »