COVID 19 – Business, more or less, as usual

In these unusual times I hope you’ll be relieved to know that our priority is to ensure that our clients’ IT systems and services can continue to operate.  We’ve been supporting our clients by setting up homeworking systems and extending their business continuity plans.

Still here, still supporting

Our engineers are monitoring our clients IT networks and infrastructure as per normal.  The team are still available to take your issues and requests, and we’ll still be open for business between 09:00 and 17:30, Monday to Friday.

However, in line with government recommendations, we have implemented our own Coronavirus Action Plan.  This means that we have reduced the number of people working on site which may have some impact for our clients. 

  • Our phone lines are open as normal, however it may slightly longer to answer the call
  • The best way to contact our engineering team will be via our email,

We will keep you updated if this plan changes.



BBC News Spotlight on Our Hinkley Point C Project

The BBC News website has produced an interesting profile of one of our projects, the Hinkley Point C workers’ campuses.

As well as providing the IT and communications infrastructure for these sites, we’ve also got an onsite team managing the infrastructure.

Find out more here:


Hinkley Point C – Second accommodation block getting ready for business

Abtec’s engineers continue their great work on the second accommodation block for the Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station project.

Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 20 years, is one of the largest construction projects in Europe.  To accommodate many of the 3,100 workers on site, two workers campuses have been built.

We’ve been working on the project for the last two years, designing, installing and supporting the IT and communications infrastructure, for the accommodation blocks.  Our four onsite engineers provide IT support for the accommodation manager’s employees, Host 2 Ltd.  They also manage and maintain the tech we’ve designed and installed, including;


  • Wide Area Networks
  • Over 450 Cisco wireless access points
  • Mitel communications system with over 1600 handsets
  • Over 100 Cisco switches
  • Over 50 TB of storage


Our engineers are currently building the infrastructure for the second block of accommodation, with 1500 rooms, in readiness for its opening in December.