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Hinkley Point C

At Hinkley Point C we're building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain providing zero-carbon electricity for around six million homes.


Hinkley Point C in 2023

Britain's new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C is ending another year of incredible engineering. From under the seabed to the top of Big Carl's jib, take a look at what's been achieved in 2023. Every milestone takes Britain closer to net zero and stronger energy security.

Hinkley Point C is the biggest environmental project in Britain – it’s needed to help Britain Achieve Net Zero.

Benefits of Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C delivers economic benefits, jobs and skills for businesses and people across Britain.

homes will be powered by Hinkley Point C

people in Britain working on the project

invested directly into education, skills and employment

tonnes of C02 avoided each year

Hinkley Point C is essential for Britain’s future energy security.

Latest news from Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C marine works sunrise
February 15, 2024

Tunnels ready for connection to Bristol Channel

Hinkley Point C’s tunnels are ready for the connection to the Bristol Channel to be completed - marking a major step in the construction of the power station’s cooling water system.
site with the dome being put on unit 1 and the words January 2024 update
January 23, 2024

January 2024 project update

Hinkley Point C's Managing Director Stuart Crooks gives an update on the project.
January 04, 2024

Hinkley Point C sets out plan to create Somerset saltmarsh

Hinkley Point C, the new nuclear power station in Somerset, is asking for views on its plans to create more than 800 acres of saltmarsh on the River Parrett.

Jobs and Training

We’re not just building a new nuclear power station. We’re developing careers, upskilling generations and creating thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities across a variety of skills areas.


We know that a project of the scale of Hinkley Point C can have huge effects on the local community, and we take our responsibility for minimising local disturbance and creating maximum local benefit very seriously. 

Visitor Centre

At our Hinkley Point Visitor Centre, visitors are encouraged to explore how electricity is created in a fun and interactive way.

Public Consultation - Changes to Hinkley Point C's Development Consent Order

In the years since the original application, technology has advanced whilst safer, more efficient methods of operating the power station have emerged. As a result, we are proposing to apply for consent to make a number of more significant, "material” changes.

Thousands of workers are getting on with the job of building Hinkley Point C.

The first new nuclear reactor for a British power station in more than 30 years has arrived in Somerset.

The reactor

Hinkley Point C will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK. The planned twin unit UK EPR is capable of generating 3,260MW of secure, low carbon electricity for 60 years.


A large number are already working on, or have become preferred bidders for, Hinkley Point C and some firms have successfully come together to form joint ventures to work on the project.


Hinkley Point C’s contribution to fighting climate change means that during its 60 years of operation it will have a large, positive impact on the environment. Sustainability and environmental protection are also key features in the construction itself.


We've set up dedicated education programmes designed to support the Hinkley Point C workforce and develop the UK’s industrial capability. Whether you’re still at school or are thinking about a career change - there's something for all ages.

Contact us

The best way to contact us about Hinkley Point C is by completing our online enquiry form. You can also call us on 0333 009 7070 (24 hour free phone number).

For EDF's 24/7 media enquiry line call 01452 652233.

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