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The turbine hall, which will house the world's largest Arabelle turbine, has reached its full 50-meter height.

New film shows latest progress at Hinkley Point C

By EDF | Posted September 11, 2023

Hinkley Point C has today released a new film showing progress at the new nuclear power station in Somerset.

The video shows how 10,000 workers a day are approaching the next major engineering feat, when Big Carl will lift the 245-tonne steel dome to close the first reactor building. The tour goes out several miles under the seabed to see the final stages in the completion of the cooling water intakes. It also shows work on the 50m tall turbine hall, which will house the world’s largest Arabelle turbine. Work to fit the miles of cables, pipes and equipment is also well underway.   

More than £5bn has been spent with companies across the South West, and 3,700 British companies have contracts with the project. The power station will provide 6 million homes with reliable, low-carbon energy and will be vital in helping Britain achieve net zero and stronger energy security. 

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The turbine hall, which will house the world's largest Arabelle turbine, has reached its full 50-meter height.
The turbine hall, which will house the world's largest Arabelle turbine, has reached its full 50-metre height.
The 245-tonne steel dome will be lifted onto the top of the first reactor building this year.
The 245-tonne steel dome will be lifted onto the top of the first reactor building this year.
The site approaching the next major engineering feat - when Big Carl, the world's largest land-based crane, will lift the 245-tonne steel dome to close the first reactor building.
The site approaching the next major engineering feat - when Big Carl, the world's largest land-based crane, will lift the 245-tonne steel dome to close the first reactor building.

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Freya Lee
External Communications Manager at Hinkley Point C
(M) 07384531495
freya.lee@nnb-edfenergy.com

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