The world’s largest land-based crane, “Big Carl”, completed its second major lift last week at Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea. The second of three prefabricated steel rings to form the reinforced cylinder around the new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point C has been lifted from the bunker in which it was constructed to a lay-down area. The ring – which is 17m tall and 47m wide – is now being prepared for the final lift into the first reactor building. It was constructed in factory conditions in the bunker – one of the innovations to improve quality on the project.
Burnham-on-sea.com 3rd May 2021 read more »
Hinkley Point C contractor joint venture Bylor has constructed the second massive prefabricated steel ring section for the site’s first reactor building a third faster. The world’s largest land-based crane, Big Carl, lifted the second of three massive containment rings for the reactor building from the construction bunker where it was constructed in factory conditions. The site team built the 17m-tall and 47m diameter ring 36% faster than before using the experience gained during the construction of the first ring. Eventually, two main reactor buildings will be constructed at the West Country nuclear power station site. Big Carl will lift more than 500 prefabricated steel and concrete elements weighing up to 1,600 tonnes.
Construction Enquirer 4th May 2021 read more »