Biggest Concrete Pour in U.K. History Completed at Nuclear Plant Site.
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GMB, the energy union has hailed the jobs an economic boost brought by Hinkley Point C as the nuclear reactor reaches its latest milestone. EDF has today announced the completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin in earnest. For the 12 months from 7 March 2017, every one in 5.6 days was a low wind day (65 days in total) when the output of the installed and connected wind turbines in the UK produced less than 10% of their installed and connected capacity for more than half of the day. For 341 days in the year, solar output was below 10% of installed capacity for more than half of the day. if the UK is serious about becoming a carbon free economy then, starting with Sizewell C in Suffolk, we need at least another six new nuclear power stations for their reliable electricity as part of a balanced energy mix alongside green hydrogen gas and intermittent sources likes wind and solar.
GMB 28th June 2019 read more »
A major business group has called on the government to commit to new nuclear power projects if the UK is to meet its net-zero carbon target of 2050. The CBI set out a wish-list in a letter to the business secretary Greg Clark as the company behind the Hinkley Point C project – the only one currently under construction – announced a milestone moment. EDF Energy said contractors had completed work on the base of the first of the two reactors, allowing construction of buildings above ground to begin. The concrete base, reinforced with 5,000 tonnes of steel, took six months to finish.
Sky News 28th June 2019 read more »
EDF Energy has announced that the construction of the base for the first reactor at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset is complete, marking its biggest milestone to date.
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