Case Study

EDF Energy is spending £3 million on a new, automated traffic management system to control deliveries to the Hinkley Point C site and minimise the impact of road freight traffic on local roads.

Customer: EDF Energy

Project: Andover Business Park – Vehicle Identification System

Completion Date: 2012

Contract Value: £3.2m

ANPR based Delivery Management System

EDF Energy is spending £3 million on a new, automated traffic management system to control deliveries to the Hinkley Point C site and minimise the impact of road freight traffic on local roads.

The new, web-based delivery management system will replace a paper-based manual system.  It will integrate with Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras which will be erected at strategic sites between the M5 and the Hinkley Point C site to track HGV movements and ensure that only designated freight routes are used.  Other strict traffic controls will be put in place, including requiring hauliers to book a delivery slot to Hinkley Point C weeks in advance and ensuring HGV movements are limited during permitted hours.

The new high-tech solution has been developed partly to fulfill a planning condition for Site Preparations works at Hinkley Point C, but is also planned to operate during the main construction phase, should consent be granted.

Developed by Vindex Systems, the new system will be introduced in phases from September 2013.

Paul Austin, Sales Director of Vindex Systems, said:  “We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver this system for such a prestigious project.  It was a demanding brief but we are confident that the solution will deliver the necessary traffic management checks and controls to minimise the impact of HGVs on local roads and provide EDF Energy with the information it needs.”

Client Testimonial

“This customised, web-based traffic management solution will reduce the impact of HGVs on the local road network and improve operational efficiency.  We recognise the concerns many people have about Hinkley Point C traffic during construction. Our whole transport strategy is therefore based on reducing the impact as much as possible by delivering as much material as possible by sea, investing in road improvements and carrying workers to and from site by bus. This new contract is further evidence of progress on this important project.”

HPC Construction Director