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August Update
A round-up of the latest news from Hinkley Point C. Find out about our work in supporting local community groups, a visit from the “human swan” and the latest from site itself.


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The Round Britain Climate Challenge
Sacha Dench flies in an electric paramotor set against a blue and wispy-cloudy sky

UN Ambassador Sacha Dench recently stopped in at Hinkley Point C as part of her epic circumnavigation of mainland Britain on the Round Britain Climate Challenge. Known as the “human swan”, Sacha is travelling over 3,000 miles around Britain in an electric paramotor, attempting to earn two Guinness World Records - the fastest and first flight around Britain by this method.

During the visit to Hinkley Point C Sacha met with members of the HPC team as well as Professor Tom Scott from the University of Bristol. She discovered more about the important role Hinkley Point C will play in helping Britain achieve net zero whilst visiting the heart of the site with a view from atop one of the 16-metre high turbine generator columns to see construction underway. She also visited the foreshore to learn from marine ecologists about the work they are doing to protect delicate ecosystems.

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Outfall Tunnel Completed
View through the massive outfall tunnel, a huge concrete cylinder

The second of our four major goals for 2021, the completion of the power station’s outfall tunnel has now been completed.

Since the beginning of the Spring, the team have tunnelled 1.8km, 24 metres below the Bristol Channel.


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First Elements of Steam Generator System Installed
Stream generator being lowered into place by a crane

The first tanks that will support the operation of the steam generator blowdown system have been installed within the first reactor building.

Lifted into place by Big Carl, the 16-tonne tank is the largest installed by the MEH Alliance so far.

It is the first of 10 which will need to be installed across both reactors in the years ahead.
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Making a Difference in the Community
HPC workers and Stowey Green Spaces members posing for a photo after volunteering to clear a path through some local undergrowth

Team members from the Balfour Beatty Marine Works Team spent an afternoon with Stowey Green Spaces Group helping to make Stowey Woods more accessible.

The team repaired a wooden bridge, built a whole new set of steps up through a slippery path and cleared an over grown path.

Joined by HPC Chaplain, Ewen Huffman, the team got stuck in to support the Stowey Green Spaces Group and have made a visible difference to the woodland area. Local residents can now enjoy a new access path around the woods.


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

  • The Project’s ongoing support to the environment
  • Innovative new training courses and opportunities
  • Opportunities within the supply chain
  • Hinkley Point C’s support for local tourism
  • Community and charity support

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