Two years of hard work and collaboration have culminated in the installation of the 15 distinctive blue Turbine Generator (TG) columns in the power station’s Turbine Hall.
The supporting steelwork for the turbine installation on reactor 1 has been completed.
A further eight TG Columns were erected in the Turbine Hall in the final phase of construction, making 15 in all.
The columns can now be filled with concrete before work starts on building the ‘TG Table’, the 2,500m3, heavily reinforced concrete structure that will sit on top of the columns and eventually support the turbine itself.
In this area, pressurised steam created by heat from the twin reactors will be used to turn the turbine and generate electricity. When completed, the power station will be capable of generating 3,260MW of secure, zero-carbon electricity for 60 years.
Team members are now well underway with fabrication of the second set of TG Columns for the second reactor.