Hinkley Point C Progress

28th June 2019

Hinkley Point C hits its biggest milestone yet

By Hinkley Point C Media team/ June 28th, 2019/ HPC News
By Hinkley point C Media team/ June 28th, 2019/ HPC News

Hinkley Point C has hit its biggest milestone yet on 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.

23 April 2019

HPC remains on track for its biggest milestone yet: “J-0”, the completion of the 45,000 tonne base for reactor one at the end of June. Tunnel boring is about to begin and the first ship is due to dock at the site at the end of April.

HPC Reactor Base
HPC , Reactor base under construction

 

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