Electricity generation company EDF Energy, part of the EDF Group, has announced the completion of the second nuclear reactor base for Hinkley Point C in Somerset, UK. In a statement, the company said the milestone was achieved on schedule despite new working conditions implemented to safeguard workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The construction milestone was achieved with the final concrete pour for the nuclear power station’s 49,000-tonne second reactor base. The 8,991m³ pour is a UK record for continuous concrete pouring. Hinkley Point C managing director Stuart Crooks said: “I want to thank workers and our union partners for their extraordinary efforts to make safe working possible during the pandemic. They have adapted to major changes in everyday behaviours and working practices which would have been unimaginable a few months ago.
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