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3. J0 - Unit 1

The view south across the Hinkley Point C Construc...
The view south across the Hinkley Point C Construction Site showing the main excavations and pipework for the cooling water systems of unit 1.
After safely being delivered to Hinkley Point C by...
After safely being delivered to Hinkley Point C by sea, three tunnel boring machines stand ready to commence the major tunnelling work required for the reactor's cooling water systems.
Hinkley Point C is working to tackle the UK skills...
Hinkley Point C is working to tackle the UK skills shortage in welding by supporting the development of a new welding centre of excellence in Bridgwater. The centre will train and qualify the UK’s next generation of highly skilled welders.
Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet ...
Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin.
The final 9,000m³ of concrete was the largest con...
The final 9,000m³ of concrete was the largest concrete pour in the UK, beating a record set by the Shard in London.
Reinforced with 5,000 tonnes of Welsh steel, the c...
Reinforced with 5,000 tonnes of Welsh steel, the concrete base took 240 hours to complete.
A timelapse image showing the pouring of Hinkley P...
A timelapse image showing the pouring of Hinkley Point C's common raft. Now complete, it will provide the stable base for reactor unit 1's reactor.