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New film shows latest progress at Hinkley Point C

The first reactor building, Unit 1, is being prepared for the dome roof to be lifted on top.

Hinkley Point C has today released a new film showing progress at the new nuclear power station in Somerset.

The video shows how 10,000 workers a day are approaching the next major engineering feat, when Big Carl will lift the 245-tonne steel dome to close the first reactor building. The tour goes out several miles under the seabed to see the final stages in the completion of the cooling water intakes. It also shows work on the 50m tall turbine hall, which will house the world’s largest Arabelle turbine. Work to fit the miles of cables, pipes and equipment is also well underway.

The Turbine Hall will contain the world’s largest turbine, The Arabelle.

More than £5bn has been spent with companies across the South West and 3,700 British companies have contracts with the project. The power station will provide 6 million homes with reliable, low-carbon energy, and will be vital in helping Britain achieve net zero and stronger energy security.