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  • Hinkley Point C smashes target for spending in the South-West May 26, 2020 - 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 […]
  • Government to support businesses through Trade Credit Insurance guarantee May 14, 2020 - 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.  
  • HPC News Update – April 2020 May 4, 2020 - 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 […]
  • HPC News Update – March 2020 May 1, 2020 - New factory to meet rebar demand A mesh factory is being built by Bylor to meet the high demand for rebar on site. It’s scheduled to be fully operational by the summer. The factory will have the capacity to produce 230,000m2 of mesh per year and will need just four people to operate a machine […]
  • Coronavirus update from Hinkley Point C April 2, 2020 - To read the latest Coronavirus update from Nigel Cann (Construction Delivery Director, Hinkley Point C) please click here.
  • The Secretary of State for BEIS writes to the UK’s Construction Sector April 1, 2020 - The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has paid tribute to all those who are working within the construction industry during the Coronavirus pandemic. In an open letter to the industry he details the measures the Government have to develop Site Operating Procedures (SOP), which were published by the Construction leadership Council […]
  • 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 […]
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