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Hinkley Point C - April Update
A round up of the latest news from Hinkley Point C. Find out about the latest construction progress, the re-commencement of our Community Bus service and an upcoming Meet the Employer event.
Dome Construction
Dome construction
Hinkley Point C’s pre-fabrication bunkers are specifically designed to provide protection from the elements – helping to improve quality and efficiency of construction. Inside, work has now started on construction of the domed roof for Unit 1.

A temporary structure has been constructed inside one of the bunkers to position the 38 panels which make up the domed roof and facilitate welding. When constructed the dome will weigh 200 tonnes, with 500 metres of welding required to join the segments together.
Outer containment wall construction
Reactor Building Outer Containment wall
After three separate concrete pours, the outer containment on the Unit 2 Reactor Building is making good progress!

The outer containment is a 1.3 metre thick, curved wall which surrounds the nuclear reactor. Works on the wall began back in June 2020, with 1,740m3 of concrete being poured between then and now to complete the current section.
Pump House progress
Heat Sink at Unit 1
In the Heat Sink area on Unit 1 the focus is on "bulk work". This means continued pouring of the circa 100,000m3 of concrete required to construct the Pump House building and associated reinforcement works.

The Pump House is a 54 metre high structure, with 35 metres of that sitting below ground.

Following the successful completion of Intake Tunnel 1 last year, the Outfall Tunnel Boring Machine, Emmeline, has now entered full bore mode in her mission to tunnel 1.8km out into the Bristol Channel.

Hinkley Point C Community Magazine
Plugged in community magazine
In the latest edition of Plugged in, the Hinkley Point C community magazine, you can find out about:

  • How the £20million HPC Community Fund is helping local communities
  • Our latest updates regarding Covid-19
  • How you can win a hamper of goodies from Pynes of Somerset
  • Construction progress on the Turbine Hall and cooling water systems

If you would like to receive Plugged in straight into your inbox or posted to your home address, get in touch on the details below and let us know.

Plus, click here for the latest images showing progress across site.
Virtual Meet the Employers event
Job Opportunities
Interested in finding out more about the job opportunities available at Hinkley Point C? Join our Meet the Employers event on Wednesday 21st April between 1000 and 1330.

After a quick introductory session, each employer will deliver a presentation on their works area followed by a question and answer session.

Find out more and register to attend here.
Community Bus - service resumption
Bus Service
The Hinkley Point C Community Bus Service between Bridgwater and Minehead re-commenced on Monday 12th April.

Buses used on the service have been modified to allow for social distancing. These measures include the installation of perspex screens and a clear indication of which seats can be used. In line with Government guidance, a face covering must be worn by all passengers.

For more information and to see the timetable, please click here.
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