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  • HPC news update – February 2020 February 11, 2020 - Key milestone lift for Big Carl The world’s largest crane, Big Carl, lifted the first major section of pre-fabrication, unit 1’s containment liner cup into place towards the end of December. The liner cup lift was a key Project milestone and the first major lift for the SGC-250, otherwise known as ‘Big Carl’. The process […]
  • HPC News Update – December 2019 December 10, 2019 - Deep Dig team nearing the end After three years of work, Kier Bam’s deep dig team is close to completing its work on the initial site preparation work. The deep dig has been a central element of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Project since construction began and has allowed the start of the main civils […]
  • Research shows how Hinkley Point C is improving career prospects for Somerset youngsters November 28, 2019 - New independent research over five years has shown the positive impact of Hinkley Point C’s Inspire Education programme for young people in Somerset. The programme, that supports the construction of the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation delivers free activities, workshops, assemblies and events whilst supporting careers advice for young people across […]
  • First delivery of permanent equipment for Hinkley Point C made via Combwich Wharf November 15, 2019 - Combwich Wharf has facilitated the delivery of four large tanks. The tanks are a part of the design for the diesel generators and formed the first piece of permanent equipment to arrive at Hinkley Point C via Combwich Wharf. Constructed in a factory in the Czech Republic, the tanks set off on their journey in […]
  • Hinkley Point C News Update – November 2019 November 12, 2019 - Seawall completed at HPC The seawall structure is now complete end to end. It’s taken teamwork, innovation, working around high tides, strong winds and wintery heavy swells to complete it. The team often had to stagger their working hours to make progress within tidal windows. The logistics of working on a narrow platform with limited […]
  • New apprentices at Hinkley Point C push total to more than 500 November 7, 2019 - Today we mark another important milestone for the Hinkley Point C Project with 500 apprentices being trained so far. The latest group of 12 apprentices joining Hinkley Point C have helped push the total number of apprentices on the project beyond 500. They include Lauren Withers, aged 23 from Bridgwater. She said: “I grew up […]
  • Hinkley Point C News Update – October 2019 October 11, 2019 - Work starts on first intake tunnel The first of the Hinkley Point C’s (HPC) three tunnel boring machines, operated by Balfour Beatty, has successfully started the construction of intake tunnel 1. There will be three water cooling tunnels which will feed water to the power station when its operational. Balfour Beatty is using its factory […]
  • Hinkley Point C News Update – September 2019 September 16, 2019 - Big Carl ready for next big milestone The world’s largest crane is ready to start work at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site. Able to stand up to 250m tall, “Big Carl” can reach higher than the tallest tower at London’s Canary Wharf and can carry 5,000 tonnes in a single lift. The […]
  • Hinkley Point C hits it’s biggest milestone yet June 28, 2019 - Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin in earnest. The final 9,000m³ of concrete was the largest concrete pour in the UK, beating a record set […]
  • HPC News Update – June 2019 June 17, 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, 38,000 segments for 6,000 complete […]
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