12, 2017 New
multi-million pound jetty takes shape near Burnham-On-Sea
series of 'oil platform'-like structures that are visible along
the coast from Burnham-On-Sea seafront are part of a multi-million
pound project to build a new jetty for Hinkley Point C power station.
is underway on a temporary jetty for the power station that will
enable 80 per cent of the aggregates needed to build the power station
to be brought to the site by sea rather than by road.
jetty is due for completion in 2018 and will enable ships to bring
sand, cement and aggregates to the construction site, says EDF.
shipload will take the equivalent of 250 lorry-loads off local roads,"
an EDF spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
jetty is being constructed from the coast outwards and will stretch
500 metres into the Bristol Channel."
works are currently being carried out, with work on the main jetty
structure due to begin next year."
30-strong construction team is working on two barges to construct
the jetty - an eight-legged jack-up barge called WaveWalker 1, which
arrived at Hinkley Point C at the end of November, and Fugaro 1200,
which arrived on site in December."
first two piles were installed at the beginning of the year.
added: "The jetty will allow us to bring significant volumes
of construction materials to the site by sea as part of EDF Energys
transport strategy of minimising traffic on local roads."
have planned delivery routes to ensure we reduce the local impact
of the build wherever possible and the jetty is a vital part of