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  • 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 […]
  • Pump it up! July 15, 2018 - ‘The handover of the Heat Sink platform marks the successful completion of our second Project goal of 2018.’ The Kier BAM team has successfully completed the works and has now handed over the platform to Bylor. This is a major achievement for the Project and a critical part of our journey to JO. The Enabling […]
  • Lloyds Bank launches £100m SME infrastructure fund for Hinkley Point May 21, 2018 -   Lloyds Bank launches £100m SME infrastructure fund for Hinkley Point 18 May 2018 Initiative to boost opportunities for supply chain nationwide in construction of Hinkley Point C Fund will waive arrangement fees on all lending linked to project Construction of the nuclear power station is expected to put £200 million per year into the […]
  • 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 […]
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