New jobs created as Bilfinger UK Expands Presence in the North East

03/03/2022

Engineering and maintenance contractor Bilfinger UK has opened a new state-of-the-art Fabrication Facility in Humberside. The expansion is part of a strategy to grow its operational footprint in the North East and support the construction of the UK’s largest low carbon energy project at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. In doing so Bilfinger UK is playing its part to help the country reach net zero.

The new 73,400 square ft. facility located in Hull will be an addition to Bilfinger UK’s fabrication portfolio, with an existing 50,000 square ft. facility located in Ellesmere Port, enabling the business to support their customers from both the East and West coasts of the UK.

The facility is set to create over 30 new jobs whilst also providing the perfect infrastructure to support further growth and industrial capability in Humberside, Teesside and the wider Eastern region.

The facility will provide pipework fabrication services to Hinkley Point C and other nuclear clients as well as new and existing customers in the markets within which Bilfinger UK operate, these include energy, chemical & petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power and water.

The development of the new facility in Hull follows the creation of some 350 new jobs across Britain, including specialist roles in engineering and manufacturing at its UK locations in Warrington, Humberside, Bristol and Somerset, boosting UK industrial capacity and manufacturing capability.

Like many suppliers engaged in the construction of Hinkley Point C, Bilfinger UK are using factory construction and innovation to increase quality and productivity which can also be transferred to future low-carbon energy projects.

Bilfinger UK’s new state-of-the-art Fabrication Facility is a great investment for helping the UK meet its net zero target. The facility being located in Hull will bring growth and high value jobs to the North East region, which in turn will help shape the future of the low carbon economy. 

Jane Atkinson, Executive Director, Bilfinger UK