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Hinkley Point C. Somerset. UK

Client
EDF Energy
Sector
Power
Value
£19.6bn
Duration
2012 - 2022
Project partners
Laing O'Rourke and Bouygues TP joint venture (BYLOR)

Hinkley Point C. Somerset. UK

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Hinkley Point C. Somerset. UK

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Hinkley Point C. Somerset. UK

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Hinkley Point C (HPC) is the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK for a generation.

Situated on the Somerset Coast, Hinkley Point C (HPC) is one of the largest and most complex projects in Europe, valued at £19.6 billion. 

The project will take 10 years to complete and at the peak of construction 5,600 people will be working at the site. When complete, HPC will power around 6 million homes with safe, secure and low carbon electricity.

BYLOR is a partnership of two of Europe’s most dynamic engineering and construction specialists – Bouygues Travaux Publics and Laing O’Rourke. Together they are delivering the main civil engineering works at HPC worth over £2.8 billion and constructing the buildings that will house the two EPR (European Pressurised Reactor) nuclear reactors at HPC. BYLOR will be constructing over 60 major structures over a seven-year period, and at peak construction the project will have over 3,000 employees. They will erect 50 tower cranes, use over 230,000 tonnes of reinforcements, while 1.2 million cubic metres of concrete will be required – 75 times more than was used to build the Millennium stadium in Cardiff. 

Project facts

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60 major structures in 7 years
3,000 construction employees
230,000 tonnes of reinforcements
1.2m cubic metres of concrete – 75 x more than Cardiff's Millennium stadium
Over 50 tower cranes needed to construct the nuclear plant