£30m jetty build contract agreed for Hinkley Point

An artist's impression of Hinkley C.

An artist's impression of Hinkley C.

First published in News

EDF has selected the company which will build a temporary £30m jetty at the site of its proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.

The energy giant has chosen Hampshire-based Dean and Dyball Civil Engineering to build the sea jetty, subject to a final decision by EDF to proceed with the new nuclear project.

Construction of the 500 metre-long jetty is predicted to employ 120 people at its peak and it will allow materials for the Hinkley Point C station to be delivered by sea.

The company says each ship-load will take 250 lorries off local roads, reducing carbon emissions and congestion.

After the completion of the power station, the jetty will be removed and the area restored.

A recommendation to the Secretary of State in relation to a six month examination by the Planning Inspectorate is due before Christmas.

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