Bouygues Construction will take part in building the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in the United Kingdom.
Reuters 11th Jan 2017 read more »
French firm EDF has contracted Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, in a consortium with British company Laing O’Rourke, to construct the buildings that will house the two European Pressurised reactor (ERP) nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C, in Somerset, England. Bouygues Construction’s share of this contract will amount to at least €1.7-billion.
Engineering News 11th Jan 2017 read more »
At Flamanville, Bouygues had to correct flaws in some walls and other parts of the plant, with Chief Executive Officer Martin Bouygues calling the model “extremely complex” to build, notably because the quantity of steel used made the pouring of concrete difficult. France’s atomic safety watchdog temporarily halted construction at the plant in 2008 due to problems with the quality of the concrete reinforcement used. Bouygues first started digging at that site in September, 2006 and the reactor is now scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2018, six years behind schedule and for a total cost that has tripled to 10.5 billion euros.
Bloomberg 11th Jan 2017 read more »
BE PREPARED for traffic chaos in Bridgwater as one of the busiest roads is made into a one-way system. EDF Enegry is to carry out highway upgrades to improve Bristol Road and The Drove.
Bridgwater Mercury 11th Jan 2017 read more »