Hinkley Point C: The latest photos from Britain’s nuclear power station as it reaches ‘biggest milestone’. The completion of the base for the reactor, known as “J-Zero”, now means nuclear buildings above ground can be built. The final 9,000m³ of concrete poured onto the base was the largest concrete pour in the UK – more than the record set by the Shard in London. Reinforced with 5,000 tonnes of Welsh steel, the base has been under construction by the UK-French joint venture of Bouygues-Laing O’Rourke for six months. A spokesman for EDF Energy said the “good progress and efficiency improvements” means that the second Hinkley Point C reactor will be completed in June 2020.
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