Hinkley Point C will be the first new nuclear power plant in the UK in 20 years following an agreement between the government and EDF Group. The 430 acre site will generate enough electricity to power nearly 6 million homes.
Westlakes was engaged by the ONR to provide civil engineering support and specialist assistance to ONR site inspections at the Hinkley Point C site, particularly relating to the main areas of interest below:
• Verifying that the site geology is in accordance with design assumptions
• Oversight of earthworks trials, specifications and compliance with arrangements
• Oversight of concrete mix trials, mix designs, specifications and compliance with arrangements
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WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 383 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-09-19 08:53:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-19 08:53:24 [post_content] => Westlakes have extensive experience in the design, assessment and decommissioning of structures within the UK Defence & Civil Nuclear Industry. Westlakes offer services that allow the owners and operators of nuclear facilities and implementation contractors to manage the successful development of new facilities, optimize the effective operation of existing facilities and successfully decommission redundant facilities within a regulatory framework in which safety is the primary driver. Our highly qualified professional staff have an in-depth understanding of the regulatory regime within which the Nuclear Industry operates. This enables us to offer technically compliant yet fit for purpose solutions to support Clients in the delivery of their projects. Westlakes Engineering provides a highly experienced, highly skilled consultancy group which is able to manage and deliver major engineering design projects, including civil and structural engineering, architecture and safety and risk management consultancy. We work closely with nuclear licensees and have direct experience of the management issues facing them and in delivering the added value to help them to achieve their aims and objectives. Westlakes have a proven track record in delivering specialist civil, structural and architectural engineering services as well as management services to clients within the Nuclear Industry. We provide integrated design and management services for any nuclear related projects including engineering and design and client support services [post_title] => Nuclear Projects [post_excerpt] => A wide range of projects in the nuclear industry, mostly on the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site in West Cumbria. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => nuclear-projects [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-25 07:26:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-25 07:26:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://westlakes.1devserver.co.uk/?post_type=project&p=383 [menu_order] => 5 [post_type] => project [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )