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  • 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 […]
  • HPC News Update September 29, 2018 - Balfour Beatty breaks new ground Balfour Beatty has marked a significant milestone with its first tunnelling excavation at HPC. Excavation work began on the 40m-deep HCT shaft that will eventually connect the cooling water outfall galleries with the outfall tunnel taking water back out to sea. The 17.5m internal diameter shaft will be excavated 1m […]
  • South West contracts for Hinkley Point C top £1.3bn July 30, 2018 - New figures show South-West firms have won contracts worth more than  £1.3bn £650m has already been spent with businesses in the region Investment in local infrastructure and planning benefits has passed £100m New figures released by the Government show that companies in the South West have now won contracts worth more than £1.3 billion for […]
  • £1.3bn Hinkley contracts ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ for South West July 23, 2018 - Contracts worth more than £1.3bn at Hinkley Point C have already been awarded to South West businesses, according to government figures released last week. But this is just the tip of the iceberg according to the Hinkley Supply Chain Team, which says that the opportunity to benefit from the project and create an industrial legacy […]
  • Pipe up for power July 16, 2018 - The CRF system at HPC is a crucial part of the design and build of the power station. The reinforced concrete pipes, which include a steel cylinder, are designed to carry sea water as part of the secondary cooling system for the future power station. Since June 2017, several pipe sections have been arriving at […]
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