Another key milestone has been achieved at the UK’s Hinkley Point C construction site in Somerset, with the completion of the first of three off-shore tunnels needed for the power station’s cooling-water system. The first TBM, named Mary, reached the end of her 3.5km journey under the Bristol Channel to complete intake tunnel 1 on 9 December 2020. Roger Frost, Balfour Beatty Project Director, said: “This is a significant achievement – one that marks another step towards the successful delivery of the UK’s landmark nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C. The unrivalled expertise of our people, combined with our state-of-the-art offsite manufacturing facility in Avonmouth, has made it possible for us to break through the first of three off-shore tunnels. I am immensely proud of the commitment everyone has shown.”
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The team at Hinkley Point C have outlined the steps they are taking to avoid its thousands of workers spreading Coronavirus in the local area. Nigel Cann, Construction Delivery Director at Hinkley Point C, issued an ‘update for the local community’ on Friday on the steps being taken.
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