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February Update
A round-up of the latest news from Hinkley Point C.
Apprenticeships: Build the future
National Apprenticeship Week
Last week Hinkley Point C celebrated National Apprenticeship week with this years theme: ‘build the future’. The week celebrated the 874 apprentices that work on the project and took the time to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships have on the project at Hinkley Point C, to the individuals, and to the local economy.

Find out more about Apprenticeships at HPC here
Hinkley vaccine centre opens
Vaccine clinic
Hinkley Point C has become the first construction project in the UK to open its own vaccination centre. Workers are now having their coronavirus jabs on site, more than 100 vaccines have been given out so far, reducing the pressure on local health services. The clinics are held in the Hinkley Health Centre, which is staffed by GPs and nurses. The project has now officially joined the government’s vaccine programme, after being given approval by the UK Health Security Agency and the NHS. Read more here
Proud low of our carbon credentials
Nuclear is part of the Government's future energy mix for good reasons. It produces a lot of reliable, low carbon electricity in a small space and will make a huge contribution to fighting climate change.

Have you seen the independently verified study into the lifetime emissions for Hinkley Point C? Read the report here.

You can also find out more about how the project is making a positive environmental impact here.
Unit 1 major concrete pour complete
Unit 1 concrete pour
A major concrete pour was completed last week on reactor Unit 1.

The pour is the fourth of 11 which will form the reactor’s ‘Inner Containment’. The Inner Containment is the circular concrete structure which sits on the outside of the leak-tight steel liner. In total, 840m3 of concrete was placed – which is enough to fill around nine double-decker buses!

Completing this task is a crucial step to lifting Liner Ring 2 into place in the coming weeks. Liner Ring 2 will be the second of three massive prefabricated steel rings which form the reinforced cylinder around the nuclear reactor.
Blankets for the homeless
The Iron Man
Hinkley Point C team members have recycled 6,000 crisp packets to help make blankets for the homeless. The crisp packets are collected in special bins in welfare facilities across site and are then passed to Miley Porritt from Frome, who set up The Iron Man. Miley is a former rough sleeper, who decided he wanted to do something give back to the charities who supported him.

Miley turns the foil into insulated sleeping bag liners by sealing them together using the heat from a domestic iron. The foil in the packet reflects a person's body heat back on to them so they can keep warm. Find out more about Miley's work here

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