Hear from Stuart Crooks, Managing Director of Hinkley Point C as he gives an update on project progress and the impact of COVID-19.
Second tunnel boring machine gets to work The second, and largest, of the three tunnel boring machines (TBM) needed to create the tunnels for HPC’s cooling water system has started the construction of the outfall tunnel by installing the first concrete rings. Known as Emmeline, the second TBM will excavate 1.8 km of tunnel, some […]
In a year that has been very different at the Hinkley Point C construction site, the usual end of year film has been changed to reflect the efforts of the Somerset workforce during the Coronavirus pandemic. Presented by the site’s full-time chaplain, Ewen Huffman, workers from bus drivers to catering assistants take centre stage in […]
Mary nears the end of her boring journey Tunnel boring machine Mary is on course to pass the 3km point of her total 3.5km journey as part of tunnelling works under the Bristol Channel. The tunnel is being lined with concrete rings which are made at Balfour Beatty’s segment factory in Avonmouth. Last month, the […]
The Prime Minister announced plans for a new four-week lockdown across England – MPs will vote on the proposals on Wednesday (November 4). If approved, the measures will be introduced at 00:01 GMT on Thursday, November 5, and remain in place until Wednesday, December 2. After December 2, different regions will return to the tiers […]
In June 2020, HMRC announced a delay to the introduction of the new rules for the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services. The new rules will instead come into effect on 1 March 2021. This is to help construction businesses overcome the effects that COVID-19 has had on them and to allow […]