Balfour Beatty has been appointed by EDF Energy as preferred bidder for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station tunnelling and marine works package. The four year package will include the construction of three marine tunnels totalling over 9.5km in length and 7m in diameter to form part of the vital cooling system required for the UK’s landmark nuclear power station. On completion, Hinkley Point C will be the first of a new generation of nuclear power stations and the first to be built in the UK for more than 20 years.
PBE Rutherford were subsequently chosen by Balfour Beatty to provide the temporary electrical system for the surface and underground works associated with these tunnels. A range of containerised switchrooms, substations and compact tunnel substations drawn from our extensive fleet of equipment are currently being supplied to the project on a 32-month hire contract.
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