Project Update: Hinkley Point

We're currently recruiting a number of roles at HPC including Site EngineersSection Engineers, Sub Agents and Land Surveyors for this project. To find out more about these roles, call Dan Power on 01844 212058.

With a total of 25,000 job opportunities and over 5,600 people expected to work on the site during core construction, the multi-billion pound investment project is going to need a lot of skilled people to help build and operate the new nuclear power station in Somerset. Hinkley point is currently encouraging young people between 16-21 to sign up and be part of one of Europe’s biggest construction projects, with around 140 apprentices currently on site every day and the project looking to create up too 1000 throughout the entire build. This is an opportunity to be part of one of the biggest projects in Europe and as well as long-term contracts and industry leading conditions of employment including holidays, periodic travel allowances, sickness benefit, pensions and trade union representation.

The site will be the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK. The planned twin-unit reactor is capable of generating 3,260MW of secure, low carbon electricity for 60 years. That’s enough to power around 6 million UK homes!

With an end date set for 2025 Hinkley Point C is beginning to really take shape. The site workers have recently installed the CRF (Circuit de Refroidissement – French for the cooling water circuit) pipe infrastructure which will sit in Hinkley Point C’s deep excavation and will channel the cooling water into the power station. This mass of pipeline will total a length of 1.4km, each pipe being 3.5m in diameter at their largest point – just a few cm narrower than the London Underground’s Central line!

To find out more about any of the above roles, get in touch with Dan Power.