The crane, which was purpose-built to help with the heavy lifting on site, became operational in September. It will remain on the project for at least the next four years.
Following lessons learned from Flamanville 3, Hinkley Point C’s sister project in France, the reactors’ steel containment liner structures are being prefabricated in weatherproof bunkers. Big Carl will play a key part in the heavy lifting on site, and will lift items out of the bunkers and into their final destination. The crane will also be vital in the upcoming dome lift.