Hinkley Point C
At Hinkley Point C we're building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain providing zero-carbon electricity for around six million homes.
Hinkley Point C in 2023
Britain's new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C is ending another year of incredible engineering. From under the seabed to the top of Big Carl's jib, take a look at what's been achieved in 2023. Every milestone takes Britain closer to net zero and stronger energy security.
Hinkley Point C is the biggest environmental project in Britain – it’s needed to help Britain Achieve Net Zero.
homes will be powered by Hinkley Point C
people in Britain working on the project
invested directly into education, skills and employment
tonnes of C02 avoided each year
Hinkley Point C is essential for Britain’s future energy security.
Latest news from Hinkley Point C
Tunnels ready for connection to Bristol Channel
Hinkley Point C sets out plan to create Somerset saltmarsh
Jobs and Training
We’re not just building a new nuclear power station. We’re developing careers, upskilling generations and creating thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities across a variety of skills areas.
We know that a project of the scale of Hinkley Point C can have huge effects on the local community, and we take our responsibility for minimising local disturbance and creating maximum local benefit very seriously.
At our Hinkley Point Visitor Centre, visitors are encouraged to explore how electricity is created in a fun and interactive way.
Public Consultation - Changes to Hinkley Point C's Development Consent Order
In the years since the original application, technology has advanced whilst safer, more efficient methods of operating the power station have emerged. As a result, we are proposing to apply for consent to make a number of more significant, "material” changes.
Hinkley Point C will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK. The planned twin unit UK EPR is capable of generating 3,260MW of secure, low carbon electricity for 60 years.
A large number are already working on, or have become preferred bidders for, Hinkley Point C and some firms have successfully come together to form joint ventures to work on the project.
Hinkley Point C’s contribution to fighting climate change means that during its 60 years of operation it will have a large, positive impact on the environment. Sustainability and environmental protection are also key features in the construction itself.
We've set up dedicated education programmes designed to support the Hinkley Point C workforce and develop the UK’s industrial capability. Whether you’re still at school or are thinking about a career change - there's something for all ages.