This month GE began installing spring-boxes at the top of the columns of the turbine hall ready for the 'table' to be constructed, which will hold the world’s largest steam generator – the Arabelle turbine.
Workers are progressing with the double height walls of one of the four safeguard buildings on Unit 1. The reactor building, fuel building and two safeguard buildings will be protected by an aeroplane crash (APC) shell; made of reinforced concrete, it is thick enough to withstand the high speed impact of a commercial or military aircraft.
The team of Kaefer scaffolders pictured out on-site, helping to provide safe access to the job for team members working on the blasting and painting of the steel containment liners that will house the two nuclear reactors.
The Beam 1a of the Quadrilateral for the Polar Crane beam has now been completed and painted. The Polar Crane will carry out vital lifts inside the reactor and is integral to the refuelling process during outages once HPC is operational.
Hinkley Point C is resuming mud dredging as part of works to install cooling water intakes in the Bristol Channel. The mud is no different from mud elsewhere in the channel and comprehensive testing has shown that it poses no harm to people or the environment.
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