The first concrete has been successfully poured for power station galleries at the new Hinkley Point C, nuclear power station. The galleries are a network of connected tunnels which will carry cabling and pipes. They will be some of the first permanent structures on the site. For this pour South Coast Concrete Pumping supplied two working 42 metre boom pumps and another 42 on standby.
Hinkley Point C will relaunch the nuclear construction industry in the UK. It will provide 25,000 job opportunities and 1,000 apprenticeships with many of the jobs going to people living in Somerset. Three million tonnes of concrete and 230,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement will be used in the construction phase.
Images and text courtesy of EDF Energy