First columns in place for turbine hall The first three steel turbine columns have been installed in the turbine hall ahead of schedule. The columns, each 15m tall and weighing 32 tonnes, are designed to support a reinforced concrete ‘table’ where the turbines will eventually sit. There will be 15 in total and each column […]
Work ramps up on the MEH phase The Mechanical, Electrical Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (MEH)– phase of works at HPC is ramping up. Five tanks, the first major installation works in the MEH phase, are now in place and will form part of the drainage and vent system in of reactor unit 1. The work […]
Unit 2 reactor base completed on schedule The 49,000-tonne base for the second reactor at Hinkley Point C has been completed on schedule – meeting a target date set more than four years ago. The final concrete pour of 8,991m3 set a new UK record for a single, continuous pour. It surpasses by 37m3 the […]
The Hinkley Point C power station project has smashed its target of spending £1.5 billion with businesses in the South West, five years ahead of schedule. New figures released in the project’s latest Socio-Economic impact report show that £1.7 billion has now been spent with more than 1,100 companies across the region. The report can […]
The Government has announced it will temporarily guarantee business-to-business transactions currently supported by Trade Credit Insurance. More details can be found here. The Somerset Chamber of Commerce have set up a COVID-19 hub, where all information regarding the latest government announcements and support for businesses can be found.
New fire response centre opens A new fire response centre has been opened at Hinkley Point C (HPC) to provide round-the-clock safety support and is home to the HPC Fire and Rescue Service. With specialist training facilities and an appliance bay to house the fire trucks and equipment, the station also gives the response team […]