National Grid has announced the timeline for work to install dozens of new power pylons across Somerset to connect Hinkley Point C and Avonmouth. A total of 116 35 metre high T-Pylons will be built along the 57 kilometre route of a new 400,000 overhead powerline being installed as part of National Grid’s Hinkley Connection project. The new line will go from Bridgwater to Avonmouth with the first pylons expected to be installed at the end of July next year.
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EDF has said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a slowdown in construction and maintenance of its nuclear power plant fleet in both France and the UK. It has warned of further delays to the schedules for completing both the Flamanville and Hinkley Point C projects.
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The Hinkley Point C nuclear project is at “high risk” of delays to its construction schedule as a result of COVID-19, EDF has warned. In an analysis of principal risks in a half-year trading update, the French firm said the virus crisis threatened timing and costs both directly and through its suppliers, and that this had “increase[d] the risk of postponement of planned commissioning dates”. It added that it has launched “a comprehensive study to assess the need for an updated schedule and costs” but did not say when this investigation might reach firm conclusions.
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