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 is the biggest environmental project in Britain – it’s needed to help Britain Achieve Net Zero.
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
Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset visits Hinkley Point C
First of two giant Turbine Hall crane girders successfully delivered to site
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.
Watch the latest virtual tour
New film shows how 10,000 workers are busy working towards the next major engineering feat, when Big Carl will lift the 245-tonne steel dome on top of the first reactor building.
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.