Bidding for work on Hinkley Point C contributed to a £4.6m pre-tax loss for SSE Contracting in its latest accounts.
Construction News 17th Sept 2018 read more »
Some local boat owners operating out of Penarth Marina and Cardiff Bay are now saying there’s a significant build-up of mud in the undredged waters of the Bristol Channel. There’s always been a large area of mud off the shore of Cardiff and Penarth which is exposed at low tide, but it’s being said an increasing number of boats are unexpectedly going aground – apparently because of an increase in mud levels . The official dumping ground for “spoil” (dredged mud) – including allegedly ‘nuclear’ mud dredged from the Hinkley Point nuclear complex is the Cardiff Grounds Spoil Disposal Site – a mile offshore from Penarth. Now however a well known local skipper has warned that the existing plateau of mud at the Cardiff Grounds is becoming higher . He says the addition of thousands of tons of mud from the Hinkley Point site may mean there may no longer be sufficient depth of water at all states of the tide to cover the Cardiff Grounds . In that case the mud could become exposed to the air at low water.
Penarth News 16th Sept 2018 read more »
A security launch was called in tonight to accompany the MV Sloeber as she deposited yet another cargo of allegedly-radioctive mud a just mile offshore from Penarth. The MV Sloeber is under contract to a subsidiary of the French-owned energy company EDF (Electricity de Francais) which is building the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station on the Somerset Coast, within sight of Penarth. Tonight Sloeber had company as she dumped her cargo in the shallow Cardiff Grounds off Penarth. The high-speed launch “Nemesis” joined her at the dumping site presumably as a precaution against any possible interference with the mud-dumping operation. Nemesis is being operated by a security company working for EDF which safeguards the company’s plant, structures and personnel .
Penarth News 12th Sept 2018 read more »