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Project News

  • Go Gallery May 16, 2018 - We’ve poured the First Nuclear Safety Concrete for the Pre-Stressing Gallery of Unit 1 in the Nuclear Island. At approximately 200m³, the pour – conducted by Bylor – is the first of three planned for the gallery’s base section. In late February, the team craned the first rebar cages into the gallery surrounding the Nuclear […]
  • Gallery Goal Complete April 18, 2018 - We’ve reached the first HPC Project Goal of 2018! Our team members in Bylor have worked hard to hit this key target, meaning that construction of the Unit 1 pre-stressing gallery at Nuclear Island is progressing well. Bylor steel-fixers have been busy tying steel to build rebar cages at the prefabrication yard. The cages have […]
  • Reach for the Skies March 26, 2018 - The Nuclear Island’s first  tower crane has been erected, with another four tower cranes ready to be erected at Nuclear Island by early 2019. The crane is more than 44 metres in height (from ground to cab) can can lift up to 16 tonne loads. It’s erection officially marks the start of the operations at […]
  • New park and ride opens for Hinkley Point C workers March 6, 2018 - A new park and ride has been officially opened by EDF Energy, just off the A38 at Dunball Roundabout, to reduce traffic to and from Hinkley Point C. The J23 Park and Ride has parking for up to 1,500 vehicles so workers can travel to and from the Hinkley Point C site by bus. The […]
  • Hinkley Supply Chain Business Advisor Role February 14, 2018 - The Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s Hinkley Supply Chain Team are looking for someone special to join their team. Providing targeted business advice to regional suppliers, the ideal candidate will need to utilise their experience in a B2B operational or business development role, to communicate HPC contract opportunities and required business improvement measures, amongst other duties. […]
  • February Site Update by Jamie Driver February 9, 2018 - Preparations for main construction continues apace on site at Hinkley Point C. With around 3000 workers on site the landscape of the site is rapidly changing.   All three office blocks have now been erected and the first one (East Office) was occupied in the autumn last year.   The second office to open shortly will be […]
  • Hinkley point C Site Progress – 1 Year On September 29, 2017 - Contracts for the UK’s first new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset were signed one year ago on September 29, 2016. EDF Energy’s latest photography and video shows the progress on site where construction is fully underway. Click Here to access all the facts and figures on the EDF Energy website.
  • New leadership roles announced at EDF Energy July 30, 2017 - EDF Energy is today (Aug 28th) announcing changes to its leadership team as it proceeds along the path of EDF Energy 2020. This is the company’s action plan to ensure that EDF Energy delivers its contribution to the EDF Group CAP2030 strategy. Following good progress by the company on implementing the EDF Energy 2020 action […]
  • Essex firm Ovivo awarded £27 million contract for Hinkley Point C July 17, 2017 - EDF Energy has awarded Essex firm Ovivo UK Limited (‘Ovivo UK’) a £27million contract to supply the largest cooling water intake screening system in the world for Hinkley Point C (‘HPC’). Through its heritage brand Brackett Green®, Ovivo UK Limited will design and supply a complete cooling water intake screening system, processing more than 191 […]
  • Walking the waves – Jetty and WaveWalker 1 progress May 22, 2017 - To help reduce the amount of heavy goods vehicle deliveries on the local roads,  a temporary jetty is being built in the north west corner of site. The jetty will allow 80% of aggregates needed for concrete production to be brought via sea transport throughout construction. Now a common feature on the Hinkley Point coastline, […]


    • The Industrial Partners Supplier Steering Group

      EDF Energy and the Somerset Chamber of Commerce have recognised that for the Somerset and South West businesses to take full advantage of the opportunity to supply goods and services during the construction of HPC, there is a need for collaborative working between NNB HPC as the client, the major Read more →

    • The Site Operations Supplier Steering Group

      Operating since October 2013 this group, co-chaired by EDF Energy and Somerset Chamber has been briefing targeted suppliers on a series of site operations work packages at Hinkley C. These work packages service the needs of the construction teams that will build the power station – they include catering, campus 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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