Update from the Site Construction Director
Rob Jordan lets you know about what is happening up the road at Hinkley Point C
It has been another busy year of achievement on site, keeping us on schedule.
The first step towards the next major milestone, the concrete pour of Reactor 1, took place in December and is due for completion in June 2019. The deep dig for the second reactor is progressing equally well; on track for completion by the end of this year, concluding major excavation work on the main site.
Over 80% of the sea wall is now complete and we have carried out the first phase of dredging on the bed of the Bristol Channel in readiness for the cooling water inlet heads. The conveyor system for the jetty is being installed, in preparation for it to start operating next summer.
The last of the park-and-ride facilities at Washford Cross is now open and the bus service schedule begins to become more streamlined as we receive more comprehensive passenger data. We've already been able to tweak the type and frequency of buses to improve efficiency and reduce the impact on local communities. The New Year will see the formal opening of our new Sedgemoor Campus, as well as the start of work to refurbish Combwich Wharf.
As this is the last edition of Plugged in this year, I would like to take the chance to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have pushed forward in 2018 at Hinkley Point C and wish you a restful and Merry Christmas.
Our 250th apprentice joins the project and meets Greg Clark MP
All four park-and-rides now operational
Reactor 1’s nuclear island now complete
Jetty being prepared for first deliveries in the summer
The prestressing gallery is now complete
200,000 cubic meters of concrete batched on site
Over £1.5bn committed spend with regional businesses
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