Hinkley Point C has hit its goal of training 1,000 apprentices during the power station’s construction phase. The target was set during the planning stage of the project, as part of its commitment to maximising opportunities for local people.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with five HPC apprentices in Bristol in mid-October ahead of the COP26 climate change conference
which was held in Glasgow in November. HPC's aspiration is to train 1000 apprentices, with 800 trained to date.
Outfall Gallery 1 - Work on the Outfall Galleries continues to progress well. Once the sea water has passed through the condenser in the Turbine Hall, the Galleries will transfer it from the Outfall ponds back to the Outfall Tunnel.
The world's biggest crane, 'Big Carl’, was in action again in mid-November, lifting the first huge steel ring section onto the second nuclear reactor building, just 11 months after the same operation on the first unit. The ring was built 25% more quickly than the same part on Unit 1.
One of the Handling Alignment Frames (HAFs) being lifted into place in mid-October by the Balfour Beatty Marine Works Team. All six of the Intake Heads now have their HAFs fitted. These structures will support the heavy lift of the Heads as they are placed on the Bristol channel seabed.