Wood wins contract for Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor
The energy services firm has signed a deal with EDF Energy, developers of the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset. Hinkley Point C will employ around 900 people once constructed and is intended to deliver seven percent of the UK’s electricity when older nuclear power stations shut down.
Balfour Beatty win multi-million Hinkley Point C contract
The contract will see the firm deliver the £214 million North and South 400kV overhead line project on behalf of National Grid. The deal follows Balfour’s agreement to install the nuclear power station’s electrical works package in a joint venture with NG Bailey in 2015, and the tunneling and marine works package in 2017.
Moorside’s atomic dream was an illusion. Renewables are the future
It took a decade from Tony Blair signalling the UK’s renewed interest in nuclear power in 2006 for France’s EDF Energy and the British government to sign a generous subsidy deal and green-light Hinkley Point C , the UK’s first new nuclear plant in a generation.
More than 3,200 people are building the power station in Somerset, and EDF said the project is on track for its next major milestone in 2019 – completion of the 4,500 tonne concrete platform on which the reactor buildings sit.