New video shows Hinkley Point C’s offshore progress

An incredible summer of engineering is underway in the Bristol Channel, as Hinkley Point C’s offshore work nears completion.

Six giant steel casings, which weigh 350 tonnes and are 40m long and 6m wide, have been installed, marking a significant step in the construction of the power station’s cooling water system. 

They will form part of the vertical shafts which will connect the 5-miles of tunnels with the intake and outtake heads. These 5,000-tonne structures were lowered onto the seabed last year and will circulate water to the nuclear reactors.