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Hinkley Point B is in the frame for commemorative book

By EDF | Posted December 15, 2023

Revealing pictures of a momentous year at Hinkley Point B have been compiled in a special commemorative book.
 
Through late 2021 and into 2022 photographers from Bridgwater Photographic Society trained their lenses on Hinkley Point B as it went from producing electricity to being taken offline for the final time.
 
And their pictures of that special period have now been compiled in a special album which staff across the site, as well as some friends of the station, have now been sent.
 
Mike Davies, Station Director at Hinkley Point B said: “We knew that our final months of operations would be exciting but also emotional.
 
“Many of us have worked here for decades and are well used to this place, looking, sounding, even smelling, a certain way. We knew that when the reactors were taken offline for the final time all that would change and thought that having photographers onsite would be a  wonderful way to capture what happened before, what happened on our final generating day and what happened afterwards.
 
“And this book has turned out beautifully. Not only have they diligently captured our staff onsite they have also caught many of us off guard at special moments. Having this record of our eventful few months is something I’ll certainly treasure.”
 
Before the Bridgwater Photographic Society could come to site a handful of members came in and spent time getting the lay of the site, talking to staff they knew they would want to capture and getting permission to access parts of the station seldom visited by photographers.
 
Martin Barber, club chairman, said: “We knew that trying to capture 500 plus people at their place of work during an emotional time for them would be quite the challenge.
 
“But I think that over the following months we managed to get a good feel for what those onsite were going through and hopefully our pictures have captured that. Seeing the photos made into these albums is a lovely way site teams have captured that special moment, and we were thrilled to be part of it. “That’s what being part of this club can do. Over the years as a society we have accessed lots of unusual places. Working with EDF on this project was another example of what being in this club gives us the opportunity to do. 
 
Anyone interested in working with us, either as a photographer or as a company, charity or even group of friends, can get in touch and talk to us about what you need, we’ll help where we can.”

View a selection of images from the Hinkley Point B commemorative book.

About EDF

EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission, electric future and tackling climate change. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity(1) and supplies millions of customers with electricity and gas.

It generates low carbon electricity from five nuclear power stations and more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and there are advanced plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes.

EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with more than 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 5GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland.

EDF is helping its customers, both in business and at home, take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity, selling energy back to the grid or installing a heat pump. EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, the company’s energy services business, Dalkia, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.

EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 14,000 people at locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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