EDF has marked the second anniversary of the start of work on the new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset with release of a new images showing the “huge scale of construction since 2016”.
Project owner EDF has said that the project is powering ahead on the earthworks and ground engineering elements of the scheme and is on track to achieve the next major milestone of completing the 4,500t concrete platform which the reactor buildings sit on by 2019.
Other significant achievements on the project include completion of unit one of the Deep Dig and the pre-stressing gallery for reactor one, as well as construction of 750m of underground concrete galleries for cabling and pipelines and work on a 760m sea wall is also being finalised.
Hinkley Point C managing director Stuart Crooks said: “Everyone working on the project should be proud of what they have achieved so far. Unions, contractors and suppliers are successfully working together with a complete focus on quality and safety.
“Innovation and experience from other projects is helping us boost productivity and get ready for the next stages. I am also proud of the positive impact that Hinkley Point C is having on the south west. We are determined to create a positive legacy here for people, communities, jobs and skills.”