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  • 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 […]
  • HPC News Update – May 2019 May 21, 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 when the final concrete is […]
  • HPC Suppliers – Support Grant May 8, 2019 - 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 working as part of the […]
  • Huge opportunities remain for regional businesses to get involved with the Hinkley Point C project. April 5, 2019 - Huge opportunities remain for regional businesses to get involved with the Hinkley Point C project, business leaders from across the area were told this week. Sam Evans, Head of Hinkley Supply Chain Engagement on behalf of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s Hinkley Supply Team, said there were still substantial contracts to be awarded for both […]
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