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Hinkley Point C hits key target



Despite the impact of Covid-19 on workers and processes, developers at Hinkley Point C have completed construction of the 49,000 tonne base for the second reactor on schedule. 

Contractor BYLOR completed the final concrete pour of 8,991m3 in time to hit the milestone date set four years ago. The pour also represents a new UK record for a single continuous pour, breaking the previous record set during construction of the first unit base last June by 37m3.

Construction in the last few months required social distancing measures to be put in place, and reduced numbers allowed on site. Problems were overcome by focusing on the most critical areas of construction.

“I want to thank workers and our union partners for their extraordinary efforts to make safe working possible during the pandemic,”
said Hinkley Point C Managing Director Stuart Crooks.

“They have adapted to major changes in everyday behaviours and working practices which would have been unimaginable a few months ago.”

The contractors also put the success of these operations down to experience gained from construction of the first unit base last year. Since both units are identical, the teams were able to learn from previous procedures and implement significant increases in productivity, such as increased use of prefabrication.

“Hinkley Point C has a strong culture of learning and innovation which is leading to improved productivity as we get ahead building our second identical reactor. This experience is a great basis for further identical reactors at Sizewell C in Suffolk.”

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