Hinkley Point C hits its biggest milestone

12 July 2019

Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on the schedule. The completion of the base for the first reactor, known as “J-zero”, means that the construction of the nuclear buildings above ground can now begin in earnest.

The final 9,000 m³ of concrete was the largest concrete pour in the UK, beating a record set by the Shard in London. Reinforced with 5,000 tonnes of Welsh steel, the base has been under construction by the UK-French joint venture of Bouygues-Laing O’Rourke for six months.

Good progress and efficiency improvements mean that the second Hinkley Point C reactor will hit its own J-zero moment in June 2020.

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