Contractors at Hinkley Point will have to replace 150 cubic metres of concrete poured on the site as part of work to form tunnels to contain pipes and cables. Problems have been identified in sections of the concrete base slabs constructed above the galleries sections of tunnels which will contain site infrastructure. The Enquirer understands that the problem concrete is local to a small stretch of the 8km network of galleries tunneling. Only 150 cubic metres of material are affected from the first 60,000 cubic metres poured on the site so far. Nothing has been built on the slab and it does not form part of the foundations for the main nuclear power plant building where work is not due to get underway for 18 months. A joint venture of Kier and Bam Nuttall is main contractor on the site earthworks package.
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Hinkley Point C has been hit by another setback after it emerged that parts of a tunnel network will have to be demolished due to issues with the concrete foundations.
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