Plugged in - Spring 2019

Positive steps to prevent fly-parking

Meet the team putting paid to fly-parking – one patrol at a time. 

Working hand-in-hand with the local community, the fly-parking patrol is both proactive and reactive, following-up reports from local residents who believe Hinkley Point C workers may be parking their cars in side streets or lay-bys in the local area.

Keeping the streets safe

Street Pastors team expands thanks to a £30,000 grant from the Hinkley Point C Community Fund.

Log on for Hinkley Point C jobs

It’s now even easier to register for job alerts and apply for roles at Hinkley Point C.

The spark to succeed

Bridgwater-based business owner Mike Morgan reveals how perseverance with Hinkley Supply Chain paid off.

Fuelling the future with innovation

Equipping a new generation of construction and engineering workers with industry-leading tools and skills.

Machines named ahead of tunnelling

The first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is being prepared to start tunnelling works.

Progress on permanent buildings

Work on the first of Hinkley Point C’s permanent buildings is well underway.

Rob's welcome

Welcome to Plugged in’s first issue of 2019.

We are only a few months into the year but we continue to make good progress at Hinkley Point C, as the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is being prepared to launch.

The TBM will allow the digging of tunnels to take place, which in turn will bring cooling water to and from the power station. 

This is just one example of the many innovations enabling construction of this complex project. Within this issue, you can find out about more innovative technologies and systems that are shaping Hinkley Point C. The jetty will become operational over the summer months and, as earthworks draw to a close, we now start to focus on the buildings themselves.     

It is important to say that the safety and wellbeing of our workers and the community remains our number one priority. You can also discover how the HPC Community Fund is helping to support local projects and worthy causes across Somerset.

I hope you enjoy this issue and please do send us your feedback on it.

Rob Jordan
Hinkley Point C Site
Construction Director

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Win… a £50 Amazon voucher

Congratulations to last issue’s winner, Malcolm Lewis from Bridgwater, who has won a £50 Amazon voucher for this great image taken at Kilve Beach, using a Nikon D5200 DSLR.

Calling all photography enthusiasts…

Are you a budding photographer? If so, this is a perfect opportunity for you to showcase your skills and get your hands on a £50 Amazon voucher. To be in with a chance of winning this brilliant prize, share a photograph taken in or around the South West with us. We will publish the winning photograph in the next issue of Plugged in. Simply send your high-resolution image [saved at 250dpi] to, along with your full name, details of where the picture was taken and what camera you used to capture the shot. Entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday 14 June 2019.

Terms and conditions

When submitting your entry you must provide your name, the location the photograph was taken and the type of camera used. The competition winner will have this information published in the following edition, and by entering the competition you give Plugged in permission to contact you via your supplied details. Entrants’ data will not be used for any other purpose and will be deleted once the prize draw has taken place.

The photographs must be appropriate to print and have to be taken in a county of the South West of England (Somerset, Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Devon, Wiltshire, Cornwall) or South Wales. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be replaced with a cash alternative. The winning photo is chosen from all eligible entries by consensus and the judges’ decision is final.

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