Giant dome lifted onto Hinkley C reactor building – video

Engineering teams have lifted the 245-tonne steel dome capping the first Hinkley C reactor building.

The delicate 90-minute heavy lift by the Big Carl crane saw the dome, wider than St Paul’s cathedral, lifted onto the 44m tall first reactor building.

EDF’s nuclear island director Simon Parsons said it as a fantastic night with smiles all around the team as the dawn lift landed.

“Building the first nuclear power station in a generation is a challenging job and the success of this complex operation is due to the determination and commitment of our fantastic teams.

He added: “Lifting the dome allows us to get on with the fitting of equipment, pipes and cables, including the first reactor which is on site and ready to be installed next year.”

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