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November Update
A round-up of the latest news from Hinkley Point C.
Big progress for Reactor Unit Two
Unit 2 Ring Liner being lifted into place
Big Carl, the world’s biggest crane has placed the first steel ring section onto the second reactor building in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 16 November), just 11 months after the same operation on the first reactor.

The installation shows how building an identical copy of the first reactor drives efficiency and saves time. The ring was built 25% more quickly than the same part on Unit One, requiring thousands of hours less labour to manufacture. This “replication effect” will benefit the identical Sizewell C project in Suffolk. The prefabricated ring, which is 47 metres in diameter and 17 metres high forms a reinforced cylinder around the nuclear reactor and is a key milestone in the construction of the second reactor building.

First Rotor Delivery
Part of the turbine arriving at Avonmouth
The first low-pressure (LP) rotor, which will form part of the World's largest turbine, was safely delivered into the docks at Avonmouth at the beginning of November.

The 13m x 5m rotor arrived from General Electric's Belfort facility in France, via Rotterdam into Avonmouth where it will be stored until installed at HPC. There are three LP rotors per turbine which are key components of the power production equipment in the Turbine Hall.

Once operational, the two turbines at HPC will produce low-carbon electricity for 6 million homes.
Take a virtual tour of site progress with Nigel Cann
HPC YouTube video still of Nigel giving a tour of the site
Visit HPC’s channel on YouTube for insights into the latest progress.

Films include a tour from inside Unit 1’s reactor building and the next steps ahead of lifting the first unit’s dome into place.
Nuclear’s role in COP26 and delivering Net Zero
An CGI impression of what Hinkley Point C will look like once built
COP26 stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’ and is a United Nations global initiative focussed on combating climate change. Put simply, net-zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. We reach net zero when the amount we add is no more than the amount taken away and as a country we aim to achieve this by 2050.

Nuclear power is part of the UK Government’s future energy mix for good reasons. It produces a lot of reliable, low-carbon electricity in a small space. This is why HPC producing 3.2 gigawatts of low carbon energy has such an important role to play in achieving the UK’s target.
HPC Community Funding
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Funding is now available from the HPC Community Fund Open Grants Programme. Applications will be considered for capital and/or revenue costs for projects of £5,000 and over. If you are unsure about whether your project fits the criteria, or have any other queries please feel free to contact Val Bishop, Programmes Director, via e-mail val.bishop@somersetcf.org.uk or on 01749 344949.

Information on how to apply to the next round of HPC Open Grants can be made by visiting: www.hpcfunds.co.uk and the deadline to apply is Monday 10 January, 2022.
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