ABB has won an order worth around $130m to provide infrastructure for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in southwest England.

ABB’s power grids division will provide transmission infrastructure for the project, which is being built by France’s EDF Energy.

The new nuclear reactors, which are slated to cost $23.68bn, will provide 7 per cent of Britain’s electricity and supply around six million homes with power when they go online in 2025. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2017.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase ABB’s global expertise in executing large, complex and time-demanding projects,” said Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids division. “It reinforces ABB’s focus on leveraging its vast portfolio, technology strengths and project management capabilities to deliver differentiated customer value and enable a stronger, smarter and greener grid.”

ABB’s Power Grids team in the UK will be responsible for the design, supply and installation of the power transmission infrastructure, including substations for two separate units that will feed 3200 MW of power produced by Hinkley Point C to the national grid.

Stuart Crooks, Hinkley Point C’s managing director, said: “We have signed over £9bn ($11.9bn) of contracts and this major contract marks another significant step forward for the project. Hinkley Point C is bringing together companies and expertise from the UK, France and the world. Construction is fully underway and we remain firmly focused on what we need to deliver in the year ahead and beyond.”

As part of the contract, ABB will supply six 700 MVA generator transformers, six auxiliary transformers, 400 kV gas insulated switchgear, control and MicroScada systems as well as the transmission feeds to transfer power from the plant.