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May Update
A round up of the latest news from Hinkley Point C. Find out about construction progress, our latest HPC Safe Way charity donation and how you can get your youngsters involved in development opportunities.
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Big Carl lifts again
Big Carl lifts again
The world’s largest land-based crane, Big Carl, lifted the second of three massive containment rings from the bunker it was constructed in to a lay-down area close by.

Now being prepared for the final lift into the first reactor building, the 17m-tall ring with a diameter of 47m was built 36% faster than the first by teams using the experience gained during the construction of the first ring.

Read more here...
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Did you know...
Reactor 1 Ring 2
You'll hear us using the term pre-fabrication a lot at Hinkley Point C, but you might not know what it means...

Pre-fabrication is the practice of assembling components of a structure in a factory, and in our case bunkers too, before being delivered and installed in its final destination. And it plays a big role on the project.

The approach provides many benefits including improvements to safety, quality and schedule.

The above-mentioned liner ring is just one example of pre-fabrication in practice.
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Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth visits Hinkley Point C
Minister of State for Clean Energy & Growth visits Hinkley Point C
In April we welcomed Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, for a tour of Hinkley Point C.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “It was a pleasure to visit Hinkley Point C today to meet apprentices being taken on by EDF, showing the clear benefits the project is bringing to employment opportunities in Somerset and the surrounding area. As we work towards our world-leading climate targets, nuclear will continue to be an important and reliable source of clean electricity, and Hinkley Point C will play a chief role in delivering that.”

Find out more here...

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Supporting local charities
Donating to local charities
Each year, four local charities will benefit from the HPC Safe Way fund. The initiative encourages workers to behave with safety at the forefront of their minds, with every safe day and safe month achieved meaning funds for local charities.

The latest charity to be selected, St Margaret’s Hospice Care, will receive a donation of £5,150 to buy urgently needed end-of-life care equipment for their Taunton hospice.

Joanna Hall, the Hospice’s Director of Fundraising, said: “Thanks to your generous gift, we can now purchase vital equipment. This means patients are free to focus on what matters to them most during the time they have left with their loved ones. After such a turbulent year for the whole community these acts of generosity and support really mean everything to us.”

Find out more about the initiative here.




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Elevate your profile!
Elevate
Sign up for the next Young HPC Elevate Programme, running from 19th July for 10 days. Delivered virtually in partnership with Weston College and Young HPC, this practical professional development programme offers young people the chance to improve their job prospects, prepare for the world of work and to become the best candidate they can be for their next step on their career ladder.


Charlotte Fuller, previous Elevate participant, said "The elevate programme was a unique course that gave me an understanding of HPC and was very insightful to the variety of job roles available at the site. I now feel more confident that I can go into future team activities and interviews feeling positive I’d be able to complete the task with success."

Find out more here.
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