The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has provided NNB Genco Ltd with consent to commence pouring of concrete for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England. Announcing the consent on 23 November, ONR said the nuclear island will contain the unit’s reactor building, fuel building and the four electrical and safeguard divisions on one common reinforced concrete base slab. This cross-shaped base slab is known as the common raft, it added. NNB Genco – holder of a nuclear site licence for HPC which ONR granted in November 2012 – is constructing two European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) units at HPC.
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