Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

KEY FACTS

LOCATION: Somerset
CONTRACTOR: Balfour Beatty
CLIENT: HPC (Hinkley Point C)
CONSULTANT: CH2M
VALUE: £10m
SECTORS: Energy
SERVICES: Construction and Civil Engineering

Kilnbridge are currently engaged on the construction of the Heads structures for the new Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station. These are six very technically challenging and complex reinforced concrete structures with extremely condensed and complicated reinforcement layouts and rebar densities of over 800kg/m3 in several areas.

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A vital element of the power station’s cooling system, the structures weigh approximately 5000t and are being constructed at Avonmouth Docks before they are transported onto barges and towed out to sea to be lowered into place and connected to the tunnels 3.5 miles offshore from Hinkley Point C.

We have been actively involved in working closely and collaboratively with our contractor Balfour Beatty to offer advice and assistance with buildability issues and help progress the developing design. Our delivery team of over 100 people are all embedded within the overall project team to meet the exacting quality requirements of this highly demanding and technically challenging project.