520-tonne Steam Generator Arrives at Hinkley Point C

520-tonne steam generator arrives at Hinkley Point C

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EDF Energy marked a significant milestone in the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station with the arrival of the first of eight immense steam generators over the weekend.

This colossal 520-tonne steam generator, measuring 25 metres in length, arrived by sea and road, traversing the final four miles by road transporter after reaching Avonmouth and onward to Combwich Wharf on the River Parrett.

The arrival of the steam generator coincides perfectly with the ongoing fit-out of the new power station, paving the way for the installation of the first nuclear reactor later this year. Originally manufactured in February 2023, the steam generator underwent a rigorous six-year design, manufacturing, and testing process.

520-tonne Steam Generator Arrives at Hinkley Point C
Photo: EDF

These behemoths will play a pivotal role in Hinkley Point C’s operation. Each reactor building will house four steam generators, functioning at an average scorching temperature of 295°C for a projected lifespan of at least 60 years. Their primary function is to utilize heat generated by the nuclear reactors to create steam, ultimately powering the world’s largest turbines.

This successful delivery signifies a major step forward for Hinkley Point C, a project crucial for the UK’s transition to a cleaner energy future.

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520-tonne steam generator arrives at Hinkley Point C
520-tonne Steam Generator Arrives at Hinkley Point C

520-tonne steam generator arrives at Hinkley Point C

Photo EDF

EDF Energy marked a significant milestone in the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station with the arrival of the first of eight immense steam generators over the weekend.

This colossal 520-tonne steam generator, measuring 25 metres in length, arrived by sea and road, traversing the final four miles by road transporter after reaching Avonmouth and onward to Combwich Wharf on the River Parrett.

The arrival of the steam generator coincides perfectly with the ongoing fit-out of the new power station, paving the way for the installation of the first nuclear reactor later this year. Originally manufactured in February 2023, the steam generator underwent a rigorous six-year design, manufacturing, and testing process.

520-tonne Steam Generator Arrives at Hinkley Point C
Photo: EDF

These behemoths will play a pivotal role in Hinkley Point C’s operation. Each reactor building will house four steam generators, functioning at an average scorching temperature of 295°C for a projected lifespan of at least 60 years. Their primary function is to utilize heat generated by the nuclear reactors to create steam, ultimately powering the world’s largest turbines.

This successful delivery signifies a major step forward for Hinkley Point C, a project crucial for the UK’s transition to a cleaner energy future.

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