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January Update
A round-up of the latest news from Hinkley Point C.
Secretary of State visits Hinkley Point C
Secretary OF State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng visiting Hinkley Pont C
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been in Somerset, seeing how work is progressing at Hinkley Point C. Kwasi Kwarteng MP said: “It has been remarkable to see how construction work is progressing and to meet with some of the workers driving forward one of Britain’s biggest infrastructure projects. New nuclear is not only at the heart of our plans to ensure greater energy independence, but to create high-quality jobs, boost apprenticeships and drive economic growth.”

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Chris joins the Hinkley Point C Chaplain team
Chris Pollard, left, with Ewen Huffman, the lead chaplain at Hinkley Point C
The chaplaincy team at Hinkley Point C welcomed its newest member this week, Chris Pollard. Chris, a former bank manager and driver with Somerset Passenger Solutions has joined Ewen Huffman, Lead Chaplain, in helping to provide a listening ear for the workforce at Hinkley Point C. The Chaplaincy team focuses on looking after the overall wellbeing needs of those who work on the project. In addition to playing a key role in the health and wellbeing of the workforce, the chaplains also support on-site community spirit by heading up the charity arm of the Safe Day, Safe Month initiative providing funding for local charities, running the site based choir service the ‘Hinkley Harmonics’ and hosting services and events for the those working on the project.
Top table achievement!
Aerial view of reactor until one during the concrete pour
The back end of last year saw the achievement of a key milestone at Hinkley Point C when the concrete was poured on the Turbine Table that will support the world’s largest turbine generator, the Arabelle turbine. This is a vital step in readying reactor unit 1. Once the turbine hall is completed, the turbine will take steam from the reactor building and convert it into 1.6 gigawatts of electricity. When operational, both turbines at Hinkley Point C will produce enough low carbon electricity for 6 million homes
MEH Alliance Safeguarding handover
MEH Alliance Logo
The MEH Alliance celebrated their latest achievement at Hinkley Point C in the official handover of the safeguard building for reactor unit 1. The safeguard buildings house the vital components for the reactor safety systems and play a vital role in nuclear safety, ensuring that nuclear fuel is always cooled and contained. They are designed to withstand external hazards such as flooding, and earthquakes so must be constructed to the highest quality.

The handing over of the safeguard building marks a key step in the transition of the civils phase of the project to the MEH stage- which stands for mechanical, electrical, and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). The MEH phase of the project is where the mechanical and electrical components will be installed- including around 3,000km of power cables- which is roughly the distance from Hinkley Point C to Tenerife!
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Aerial view of the reactor unit
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