Jetty delivering on low-carbon

Hinkley Point C’s new jetty is now operational and is helping to keep lorries off Somerset roads and reduce the impact of construction traffic in the local area.

The first shipload of 6,000 tonnes of gravel and sand was delivered by the Aastun motor vessel, 32 miles along the Bristol Channel from Avonmouth to site.

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Your new career awaits

There are plenty of opportunities to carve out your exciting new career at Hinkley Point C.

Sustainable success

Somerset Larder makes sure Hinkley Point C team members are well fed and watered, dishing up food from Somerset based suppliers.

Fossil find gifted to museum

Digging up a 200 million-year-old fossil doesn’t happen every day at Hinkley Point C.

Money means more for mental health support

Mental health charity 'In Charley’s Memory' is providing outreach support in Bridgwater and the local area.

Large lifts go live

The world’s largest land-based crane is now fully constructed and has made its first move across the construction site.

Why we need a mix of energy sources

Here’s why low-carbon nuclear energy is vital to helping tackle climate change as part of our future energy mix.

Helping hand for carnival carts

Bridgwater Carnival wowed the crowds again this year with its amazing procession.

Rob's welcome

Welcome to the Autumn issue of Plugged in.

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another year of construction at Hinkley Point C. I'm pleased to say that we have made great progress.

It’s satisfying to see the build move forward and our energy landscape feature is a great reminder of the important part the power station will play in the UK’s overall energy mix once it is operational.

I'm also pleased to discover how local people are benefitting from this project, especially young people like those highlighted in our careers spotlight story. These men and women have had whole new career paths open up to them in unexpected and exciting ways. They are just four examples of what Hinkley Point C has to offer the local community.

Speaking of the community, I’m delighted with the great work that’s happening across the region as a result of HPC Community Fund grants to local organisations.

I do hope you enjoy our latest issue of Plugged in, and please do send us your feedback.

Rob Jordan
Hinkley Point C Site Construction Director

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Win… a £50 Amazon voucher

Congratulations to last issue’s winner, Luke Perrett, who has won a £50 Amazon voucher for this brilliant image, taken at the River Parrett.

IT’S TIME TO GET SNAP HAPPY…

Summer may have been and gone, but with the onset of autumn comes the opportunity to take some beautiful snaps. Whether it’s a leafy landscape shot or a calming coastal picture, we want to see where you’ve been venturing in or around the South West. Our favourite photo will feature in the next issue of Plugged in, and the winner will receive a £50 Amazon voucher. To enter, submit the image via your Instagram account, using #PluggedInPhotoComp, and remember to include the place in which the picture was taken. Good luck!

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday 1 January 2020.

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When submitting your entry you must tag the hashtag #PluggedInPhotoComp while also providing the location the photograph was taken. 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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