Worlds biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point

Worlds biggest crane starts work at Hinkley Point

'Big Carl' The world biggest crane has been shipped over from Belgium to help build the new power station. Construction work at Hinkley Point in Somerset is now well underway, with thousands of workers building a new EDF power station at the site. But amongst the people, vehicles and machines at the site, one structure is dominating the Somerset skyline. The worlds...

Wood wins key role on Hinkley Point C project

Wood has secured a new contract to provide a construction design management advisor service for the Hinkley Point C new build nuclear power station project in the UK. The new contract gives Wood a key strategic role in the project's Technical Management and Acceptance team, which is responsible for implementing construction regulations and managing design risk assessments. Effective immediately, the contract...

Cottam power station to close

The coal-fired power station near Retford in North Nottinghamshire is set to close. The power station that has been in operation for more than 50 years, will close on 30 September under EDF Energy plans. 150 jobs are now at risk. The company has said that the decision to close the plant "reflects the challenging market conditions over the last few years and...

Nuclear plant Hinkley Point C continues to power ahead

New photos and film footage released by EDF shows the scale and construction progress of the new nuclear power station. The construction of Hinkley Point C began two years ago after the government signed a deal with French firm EDF and its Chinese partner CGN. More than 3,200 people are now working on the project in Somerset. EDF has said it would...

New Eggborough Power Station gets green light

Eggborough Power Station

Development consent has been granted to Eggborough Power Limited (EPL) for the development of a new gas fired power station near Selby in North Yorkshire. The new combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant will be built on the site of the existing coal-fired power station creating 1,200 construction jobs. Once operational it will be capable of supplying electricity to more than 2 million homes. Plans...

ExxonMobil plans for UK’s largest oil refinery to receive £500m upgrade

fawley refinery

US oil giant ExxonMobil is preparing to spend more than £500m on a major overhaul of the Fawley refinery. If approved by local authorities, the half a billion pound upgrade would enable the refinery to produce more high-quality diesel from new oil processing units, and extend the life of the facility. Located on the south coast of England Fawley processes around 270,000...