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Hinkley reports on first anniversary ground engineering progress

EDF Energy has said that significant progress has been made on the Hinkley Point C site in Somerset since the first contracts were signed on 29 September 2016.

Development at the site include major work on the ground engineering elements of the project to develop the new nuclear power station.

In total 4M.m3 or earth have been excavated and 10,000t of rock brought in for construction of the new 13.5m high seawall. Over 29km of soil nails – out of 110km planned for the site – have been installed. Construction of the 500m temporary jetty into the Bristol Channel has been progressed with 49, 36m long, 3.6m diameter piles now installed.

“Hinkley Point C is one of Europe’s largest construction projects and it’s already an awe-inspiring sight,” said Hinkley Point C programme and construction delivery director Nigel Cann. “Work is continuing on the temporary jetty, a defensive sea wall and the laying of circulation water system pipes. The landscape is constantly changing as thousands of tonnes of earth are excavated.

“The project is bringing together firms and expertise from across the UK and the world. We have already achieved a lot and our focus is firmly on what we need to deliver in the year ahead and beyond.”

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