Hinkley Point C shares site progress with new ‘behind the scenes’ footage
Hinkley Point C’s Delivery Director, Nigel Cann has released his latest update on the project.
The footage shows how work has progressed over the last six months, with the site moving into new phases of construction. Work has accelerated following the subsiding of the pandemic, with around 8,000 people now working on site.
The skyline of the site has changed drastically, with the first reactor building now standing at 34 metres tall. Miles of pipes and cables are being installed across the project, as part of the power station’s electrical fit out. This summer, 5,000 tonne intake heads will be placed onto the seabed of the Bristol Channel, ready to be connected to the cooling water system. The structures will be lowered into place by two of the largest marine cranes in the world, operating from barges bigger than a football pitch.
The nuclear power station will be vital in helping the UK fight climate change, and in ensuring energy security. It will generate reliable, low-carbon electricity for 6 million homes and will work alongside wind and solar in place of fossil fuels.