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Hinkley Point C Deep Dig Earthworks - Lunch and Learn webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 18 June 2020
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Hinkley Point C Deep Dig Earthworks - Lunch and Learn webinar

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On the Somerset coast, an extraordinary civil engineering operation is underway to deliver the deep dig earthworks for Hinkley Point C (HPC), the UK’s first EPR nuclear power station.

It’s a complex project to excavate a massive area, overcoming geotechnical challenges to deliver essential foundations for the nation’s first nuclear power station in a generation.

Join members of the ‘Deep Dig Team’ at Hinkley for first-hand insight into this award-winning scheme.

Kier and BAM Nuttall have formed a fully integrated joint venture to deliver the £460M earthworks package.

This session will focus on the deep excavation for Units 1 and 2, which provide the sub-foundations for key sections of the power station, including the pump houses, outfall shaft, turbine hall and EPR reactor.

You’ll find out about some of the unique earthworks challenges created by the nature of the bed rock and the sheer scale of the scheme.

The presenters will discuss dewatering, slope monitoring, excavation, slope support (including spray concrete and nailing) and blinding works.

Discover why the heatsink phase of the project attracted an ICE South West Civil Engineering Award for excellence and innovation.

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Neil Adams

Section Manager, SWIM, Kier BAM Joint Venture

Neil has worked in the construction industry for 24 years, starting out at a structural steel firm before joining Kier as a Contracts Manager. He’s worked on three nuclear licensed sites, AWE Aldermaston and TMF Urenco. At HPC. He was SectionManager for the Deep Dig from 2016 to 2019 and is now Section Manager for Sitewide Infrastructure Management (SWIM).

Eleanor Kentish CEng MICE

Section Manager, Deep Dig, Kier BAM Joint Venture

After joining Kier as a graduate design engineer, Eleanor worked on Crossrail at the Bond Street SCL station tunnels. She’s also worked at the Deephams Sewage Treatment Works, a rebuild of one of London’s largest sewage works. In 2016, she moved to join the Kier BAM Deep Dig Team at Hinkley Point C.

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United Kingdom

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Barbara Sweet

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