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.
Hinkley Point C Site