One year on at Hinkley Point C

It’s been just over a year since the construction of Hinkley Point C was given the green light by the Government and new pictures and videos have been published showing the incredible size and scale of the project.

The first new nuclear power station in the UK for a generation, the construction site for Hinkley is one of the largest sites in Europe, with 4 million cubic metres of earth excavated already, enough to fill Wembley Stadium. Other developments on site include installation of 29km of ‘ground nails’ enough to loop the perimeter of Hyde Park six times and delivery of 10,000 tonnes of rock for the site’s new 13.5 metre high seawall. 

The aerial shots and videos show the progress of the new power station which already has around 2,000 workers on site, with the number set to grow by a further 1,000 with the addition of apprenticeships during the build alone. During its lifetime, Hinkley will create 25,000 job opportunities with the project investing £15 million into education and employment skills aimed at inspiring this generation’s workforce.

To view the photos and video, please visit the Somersetlive website. 

If you would like to be a part of this exciting project, please visit our dedicated Nuclear New build page.

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