Method Engineering and Handing Tools Provided for Hinkley Point C

  • 2 December 2022
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Hinkley Point C in Somerset is the first new nuclear station in the UK in over 20 years. It will provide low carbon electricity to nearly 6 million homes. It is a huge engineering challenge to install and construct this behemoth.

Notably, one of the world’s most complex marine installations has been underway in the Bristol Channel, as part of works to install Hinkley Point C’s cooling water system. TWD is proud to have been a part of this exciting and meaningful project. We assisted Balfour Beatty plc with the coordination of temporary works and method engineering. We also assisted NewWaves Solutions Limited with the design of various handling tools, such as the frames pictured here which are used to successfully lift the 5,000t water intake heads and lower them to the seabed.

Congratulations again to Hinkley Point C on its major contribution to reduce carbon emissions. We wish Hinkley Point C all the best for its future installation and operation.

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