The central east slab of Unit 1 was lifted into position in May. The precast concrete structure measured 24 metres long by 14 Metres wide, is 1.5 metres thick and weighs 547 tonnes. Positioned by the world's biggest crane, 'Big Carl', it represents (together with the west slab also recently fitted) the first major pieces of the base structure for the reactor.
The team of Kaefer scaffolders pictured out on-site, helping to provide safe access to the job for team members working on the blasting and painting of the steel containment liners that will house the two nuclear reactors.
Work continues at the Turbine Hall which will eventually house the largest turbine in the world. Pictured in progress is the falsework being assembled to allow the 'table' to be built above the striking blue columns which will support the turbine.
Unit 1 where the team are working to create the base for the reactor pressure vessel. The perforations on the outside of the ring will allow the cables and pipes to support the systems of this building.
The first cohort of Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor operators have begun their training following a 'Welcome Day' event held at the start of the month. Currently 16 people have been recruited, whittled down from over 500 applicants.
Workers are progressing with the double height walls of one of the four safeguard buildings on Unit 1. The reactor building, fuel building and two safeguard buildings will be protected by an aeroplane crash (APC) shell; made of reinforced concrete, it is thick enough to withstand the high speed impact of a commercial or military aircraft.