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  • HPC News Update March 21, 2019 - World’s Strongest Tower Crane Erected In order to lift the components of the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) down into Unit 1’s Heat Sink, the world’s strongest tower crane in its class has been erected on Site. Standing 72m high, with a 73m main boom, the crane can lift 330 tonnes and is hard to […]
  • Change at the top of the Hinkley Supply Chain March 11, 2019 - A familiar face will be taking on a new challenge when she steps up to become the Hinkley Point Project Lead on behalf of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. Sam Evans, who is currently the Head of Hinkley Supply Chain Engagement for the Chamber, will become the Hinkley Project Lead in June, when Chris Langdon steps […]
  • Advanced Business Apprentice sought by Hinkley Supply Chain team March 7, 2019 - This week is National Apprenticeship Week and the Hinkley Supply Chain Team, based within the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, is offering a unique opportunity to be part of one of the biggest construction projects in Europe and the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 20 years. The team […]
  • Sedgemoor Campus opens its doors to the Hinkley Point C workforce February 28, 2019 - Bridgwater’s MP Ian Liddell-Grainger officially opened Hinkley Point C’s new Sedgemoor Campus at an event for local residents, Councillors and community leaders. Following a successful 18-month construction period, the Campus boasts 29 quality accommodation units that can house almost 1,000 workers, along with restaurants and leisure facilities. Together with the smaller Hinkley Campus located adjacent […]
  • HPC News Update February 14, 2019 - Preparations for tunneling work making progress Work has started on the excavations in the heat sink area that will pave the way for the launch of the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) later in 2019 – one of our first HPC Goals for 2019. Balfour Beatty is currently working on the launch adit, a passage for […]
  • The procurement process February 11, 2019 -   Main contractor procurement teams will initially compile a long list of suppliers that will be asked to respond to pre-qualification questionnaires or requests for prices and information. After assessment of this submitted information, the main contractor procurement teams will produce a short list of suppliers that will then be invited to tender. Suppliers need […]
  • Project update and key milestones February 11, 2019 - Project Update Looking forward in 2019, the Project has several key milestones that everyone is focussed on.  Following the start of the common raft construction on Unit 1 in December where nearly 2000m3 of concrete was placed, further large scale concrete pours are planned with the goal of completing the common raft in the summer […]
  • Making the case for new nuclear in the UK February 6, 2019 - In a new blog post Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, Managing Director of the Sizewell C nuclear project, makes the case for new nuclear following Horizon’s decision to suspend work on planned nuclear power stations at Wylfa and Oldbury: “The decision by Horizon to suspend its UK nuclear development programme inevitably led to questions about the future of nuclear […]
  • HPC News update December 30, 2018 - Concrete Pour for the Common Raft The first concrete pour for the base of Hinkley Point C’s unit one reactor has now been successfully completed. This 4,500 tonne platform provides the stable foundations for the reactor and safety systems. It is made from high quality nuclear concrete, reinforced with steel from South Wales. The first […]
  • HPC News update November 20, 2018 -   Milestone reached The first Pump House raft pour has been completed with a total of 760m³ of concrete produced by Bylor’s Concrete team. The concrete was poured over the installed rebar for one section of the raft taking over 16 hours to complete, using a mobile boom and a ballasted placing boom. The rebar […]


    • The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme

      The Hinkley Supply Chain Programme is a funded support programme developed to help South West and South Wales based SME’s (small/medium enterprises) who wish to target upcoming Hinkley Point C (HPC) opportunities. The Heart of the South West and West of England Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the Welsh Government Read more →

    • The South West Hinkley Supply Chain Team

      EDF Energy continue to fund the Hinkley Supply Chain Team managed by Somerset Chamber of Commerce which is identified as the single point of contact for both the regional supply chain seeking contract opportunities and main contractors seeking capable suppliers. Some 4000+  suppliers are registered on the portal with their Read more →

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