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2020.09 September 2020

A major milestone was achieved for Unit 2 as Big C...
A major milestone was achieved for Unit 2 as Big Carl lifted in the first part of the massive steel containment liner.
The liner cup lift took place just nine months aft...
The liner cup lift took place just nine months after the same lift for the first reactor, construction of the 170 tonne liner cup was 30% quicker than the identical part on Unit 1.
The 170 tonne liner cup is the base of the reactor...
The 170 tonne liner cup is the base of the reactor’s steel containment, which is being prefabricated in five parts.
The outfall tunnel boring machine, Emmeline, ready...
The outfall tunnel boring machine, Emmeline, ready to launch in October at the HCT shaft, which forms part of the cooling water system.
Chris Cassidy operating the segment hoist for the ...
Chris Cassidy operating the segment hoist for the intake tunnel. 38,000 segments will be used to line the three cooling water tunnels.
Unit 1 intake tunnel progress: the Balfour Beatty ...
Unit 1 intake tunnel progress: the Balfour Beatty team is on track to complete tunnel boring this year. The tunnel will be 3.5km in length and will sit 33m below the Bristol Channel.
The Balfour Beatty sprayed concrete lining team ce...
The Balfour Beatty sprayed concrete lining team celebrate the completion of their final tunnel breakthrough. This is the conclusion of over 600m of tunnelling onshore to form the initial excavations of the connection tunnels for the cooling water systems.
Paul Pike in front of three TG columns on Unit 1â€...
Paul Pike in front of three TG columns on Unit 1’s Conventional Island. The columns are 15m tall and weigh 32 tonnes. There will be 15 in total for Unit 1 and are designed to support a reinforced concrete table where the turbine will sit.
View across Unit 1 Conventional Island, showing th...
View across Unit 1 Conventional Island, showing the three TG columns that have been erected in September.
Dorin Balan and Felix Ghiuzan fixing rebar on Unit...
Dorin Balan and Felix Ghiuzan fixing rebar on Unit 2’s Heat Sink. The workforce are required to wear PPE when they work within two metres of each other.
Martin Davies welding on Unit 2 Heat Sink.
Martin Davies welding on Unit 2 Heat Sink.
View of the Y formwork in Unit 1 Heat Sink. There ...
View of the Y formwork in Unit 1 Heat Sink. There will be a total of four Y formworks altogether, these are specially designed moulds that are used to form complex geometric shapes to ensure flow of intake water.