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  • 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 […]
  • Lord Hutton: South West can spark huge growth in nuclear activity across the UK October 8, 2018 - The success of the South West’s nuclear industry can play a pivotal role in sustaining the government’s growth ambitions, according to Lord Hutton, chair of the  Nuclear Industry Association. Former Business Secretary John Hutton outlined opportunities and challenges facing the sector today (19 September) at Nuclear South West’s annual conference in Bristol. He told delegates […]
  • Collaborative new joint venture to deliver engineering and support services works at Hinkley Point C October 4, 2018 -   Today (September 27th), representatives from Altrad, Balfour Beatty Bailey, Cavendish Nuclear and Doosan Babcock joined forces to officially form the MEH Joint Venture; an innovative new partnership between Hinkley Point C and all Tier One MEH (Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC) and support services contractors to deliver the erection sequence for UK’s first new nuclear […]
  • HPC News Update October 1, 2018 - Jetty roadway is completed HPC’s jetty now has a complete roadway 500m out into the Bristol Channel. Last month Costain laid the last section of the structure, with Will Barker, Harbour Master, given the honour of being one of the first people to walk out on the completed roadway. He said; “This is an important […]

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    • HPC News Update – June 2019

      Balfour Beatty pour first nuclear concrete at Avonmouth The Balfour Beatty team poured the UK’s first nuclear concrete away from a nuclear site when they began work on one of the six 5,000 tonne reinforced concrete heads which will cap the cooling water tunnels under the Bristol Channel. In total, Read more →

    • HPC News Update – May 2019

      HPC is on track to reach J0 this summer J0 – or ‘Jalon Zero’ – is a French term meaning ‘milestone zero’. At HPC it refers to the point when work starts on building the nuclear power station’s structures above ground. HPC is on track to reach J0 this summer Read more →

    • HPC Suppliers – Support Grant

      Sedgemoor-based small or medium-sized business (SME) who work as part of the Hinkley Supply Chain or are registered to be considered for work at HPC could be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000. The grant scheme is designed to help SMEs meet or better fulfil the requirements of Read more →

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