Hinkley Point C nuclear plant achieves number of major milestones in 2020 amid Covid-19 pandemic. Hinkley Point C’s delivery director, Nigel Cann, explains what 2020 was like for one of Europe’s largest construction sites. The speed of the pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to South West businesses in 2020 – and the length of the crisis has tested business resilience like never before. In this context, it is a remarkable achievement that so many of our 2020 milestones have been met and we continue to make good progress on site. Of the 20 key targets that we set ourselves last year, we achieved 18 and we will reach the final two in the coming weeks. In December, the Government announced that negotiations would start for Sizewell C – a near identical copy of Hinkley Point C. This was a huge moment for new nuclear in Britain and a vote of confidence in progress on our project. It will bring opportunities for many of the 2,500 British companies already supplying Hinkley Point C. Success at Sizewell C is underpinned by Hinkley Point C and the learning and innovation from Somerset. It will be great news for jobs, skills and careers for thousands of workers across the country. Hinkley Point achievements in 2020: Completion of the base for reactor unit 2 on time; Tunnel 1 finished; Unit 1 cooling pipes completed; Unit 2 liner cup lift achieved; Turbine steel supports erected; 700,000 lifts in 2020; 400,000 tonnes delivered by sea; Over 700 apprentices trained so far; £2.7 billion invested in our region.
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British company, Osprey Group, has won the multi-million-pound contract to deliver all of the oversized equipment needed in the next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C (HPC). Through their innovative shared services logistics model, the team will use its expertise in both marine and heavy land transport to provide centralised logistics and management for all major critical assets coming into the site – giving project-critical support to Hinkley Point C and its suppliers.
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