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Business park to off-set carbon emissions

A business park in Somerset will plant more trees to expand a 'mini forest' on its grounds by the spring. Stables Business Park in Rooksbridge near Brent Knoll, is set to make the park 'as green as possible'. The moves comes after the recent international COP26 summit, where world leaders promised to end deforestation by the year 2030.

thewestonmercury.co.uk ,  6 hours ago 0
Business park to off-set carbon emissions

Somerset nuclear power station contributes to major milestone in UK energy production

Hinkley Point B contributes to major milestone in nuclear energy production HINKLEY Point B has contributed to a major milestone in the UK's nuclear energy production. The Somerset station has generated enough power to meet the electricity needs of every home in the South West for more than 32 years, since it started generating power in 1976.

bridgwatermercury.co.uk ,  4 days ago 3
Somerset nuclear power station contributes to major milestone in UK energy production

Big Carl swings into action

BIG Carl, the world’s biggest crane, was back in action at Hinkley Point C this week when it placed the first huge steel ring section onto the second reactor building, just 11 months after the same operation on the first reactor. The ring was built 25 per cent more quickly than the same part on unit one, requiring thousands of hours less labour to manufacture.

wsfp.co.uk ,  8 days ago 0
Big Carl swings into action

Decision made on future of Selsey care home run by county council

A county council-run home in Selsey for patients who require short-term residential care after leaving hospital is to close. During a meeting of the cabinet on Tuesday (November 16), West Sussex councillors agreed that Marjorie Cobby House would close its doors in the spring with the building declared surplus to requirements.

westsussextoday.co.uk ,  10 days ago 3
Decision made on future of Selsey care home run by county council

Live Rolls-Royce to unveil funding for small nuclear reactors - live updates

Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar Chinese reactor run by Sizewell and Hinkley developers still shut over leaking rods FTSE 100 opens flat at 7,306 Roger Bootle: Inflation is about to give the Bank of England a smack in the face Sign up here for our daily business briefing newsletter

telegraph.co.uk ,  19 days ago 1
Live Rolls-Royce to unveil funding for small nuclear reactors - live updates

Hinkley station director raises £10,000 for charity with 21-mile row

Hinkley Point B station director raises £10,000 for Prostate Cancer UK A HINKLEY station director has raised £10,000 for a cancer charity by completing a 21-mile row. Peter Evans, from Hinkley Point B near Bridgwater, challenged himself by rowing from Burnham-on-Sea to Combwich Boat Club. Six members of the boat club joined him during the challenge last month.

bridgwatermercury.co.uk ,  19 days ago 1
Hinkley station director raises £10,000 for charity with 21-mile row

Live PwC to hire 20,000 in £930m China expansion plan - live updates

Electric cars to get more expensive as battery costs soar Chinese reactor run by Sizewell and Hinkley developers still shut over leaking rods FTSE 100 ended the week at 7,303 points Roger Bootle: Inflation is about to give the Bank of England a smack in the face Sign up here for our daily business briefing newsletter

telegraph.co.uk ,  19 days ago 2
Live PwC to hire 20,000 in £930m China expansion plan - live updates

Chinese reactor run by Sizewell and Hinkley developers still shut over leaking rods

Inspections are ongoing at the Taishan plant, which is owned by CGN and EDF, and uses the same reactor designs as at Suffolk and Somerset A nuclear reactor in China run by the developers behind Britain’s £20bn Sizewell C power station remains shut for repair after fuel rods started leaking.

telegraph.co.uk ,  19 days ago 28
Chinese reactor run by Sizewell and Hinkley developers still shut over leaking rods

Bridgwater car park to be retained as Hinkley Point park and ride until 2025

The car park has hosted the service to Hinkley since 2017 and may do so for another four years Part of a Bridgwater car park will continue to serve as a park and ride service for Hinkley Point C until 2025. A 160-space section of the car park at Quantock Lakes, Inwood Farm on Cannington Road, Nether Stowey, has hosted a service to the Somerset nuclear site since 2017.

somersetlive.co.uk ,  21 days ago 3
Bridgwater car park to be retained as Hinkley Point park and ride until 2025

Small scale nuclear to get green light this week

Reactor designer Rolls Royce will announce that a consortium of investors will back plans for a new smaller nuclear reactor project. As part of its 10 point green energy plan, the government has already announced it would provide £210m in funding if that could be matched by private capital.

bbc.com ,  22 days ago 0
Small scale nuclear to get green light this week

Hinkley dredging is safe, say project leaders

Dumping hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment from Hinkley Point into the Bristol Channel at Portishead carries a 'very low risk', project leaders say. Chris Fayers, the 3.2-gigawatt power station’s head of environment, said the material had been tested more than other sediment along the British coastline and is safe for swimmers and marine life.

northsomersettimes.co.uk ,  1 month ago 0
Hinkley dredging is safe, say project leaders

Hinkley director takes on rowing challenge for Prostate Cancer UK

Hinkley Point B station director rows from Burnham-on-Sea to Combwich for Prostate Cancer UK A HINKLEY station director is rowing 21 miles to raise money for charity this month. Peter Evans, who has raised more than £20,000 for charity in the past using his rowing machine, has decided to take to the water for his latest challenge.

bridgwatermercury.co.uk ,  1 month ago 0
Hinkley director takes on rowing challenge for Prostate Cancer UK

25 new homes planned for village near Hinkley Point C site

A DEVELOPER has won an appeal over plans for 27 new homes near the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Land Allocation Ltd was refused permission by Somerset West and Taunton Council to build 27 new homes on Shurton Lane, Stogursey, in October 2020. The Hull-based developer subsequently failed to win an appeal against the council for 70 homes on the same site, in April.

bridgwatermercury.co.uk ,  1 month ago 0
25 new homes planned for village near Hinkley Point C site

Award for 'epic feat of engineering'

A MAJOR tunnelling project at Hinkley Point C which has won a prize at a prestigious civil engineering event, was described by judges as ‘an epic feat of engineering on an awe-inspiring scale’. At last week’s Institution of Civil Engineers South West Civil Engineering Awards ceremony in Bristol, Hinkley Point C Marine Works Tunnels was presented with the award for an over £8m new build.

wsfp.co.uk ,  1 month ago 2
Award for 'epic feat of engineering'

Interserve break-up nears end with £140m sale of RMD Kwikform to French group Altrad

The break-up of what was once one of Britain's biggest outsourcers will near its conclusion this week when the former jewel in Interserve's crown is sold to a French industrial group. Sky News has learnt that Altrad Group has agreed to buy RMD Kwikform, Interserve's global equipment services arm, in a deal that is expected to be announced on Thursday morning.

heart.co.uk ,  1 month ago 0
Interserve break-up nears end with £140m sale of RMD Kwikform to French group Altrad

First Bus buys out Hinkley Point worker transport joint venue

It has acquired the remaining 50% shareholding in Somerset Passenger Solutions South West bus operator First has taken full control of the private coach company that transports workers to and from Hinkley Point C power station. First Bus acquired the remaining shareholding in Somerset Passenger Solutions (SPS) - a joint venture that started in 2016 with 50/50 ownership between First Bus and Somerset-based JJP Holdings (JJPH).

business-live.co.uk ,  1 month ago 1
First Bus buys out Hinkley Point worker transport joint venue

First Bus takes full control of Somerset firm with Hinkley contract

First Bus takes full control of Somerset Passenger Solutions FIRST Bus has taken full control of private coach company Somerset Passenger Solutions (SPS). SPS, which started in 2016 as a joint venture with 50/50 ownership between First Bus and Somerset-based JJP Holdings (JJPH), operates the contract to provide transport for workers employed at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Bridgwater.

bridgwatermercury.co.uk ,  1 month ago 3
First Bus takes full control of Somerset firm with Hinkley contract

Firms in East of England net £1bn from UK new nuclear scheme

More than £1bn-worth of nuclear contracts have been awarded to date to 200-plus companies in the East of England, according to latest figures from the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset. The nuclear plant – which provides a useful blueprint for the proposed Sizewell C scheme – is now five years into the build, and has seen its overall workforce climb to 22,000 as it reaches the next stages of construction.

edp24.co.uk ,  1 month ago 3
Firms in East of England net £1bn from UK new nuclear scheme

Hinkley nuclear power station on track for 2026 opening

The UK's newest nuclear power station is on track to open by the end of 2026, the company building it has said. Hinkley Point C in Somerset has been under construction by EDF Energy for five years. Nigel Cann, who is in charge of the project, told the BBC his team was "absolutely focussed" on switching the plant on within that timescale.

bbc.com ,  1 month ago 12
Hinkley nuclear power station on track for 2026 opening