Video | Big Carl lifts 245-tonne dome at Hinkley Point C

Big Carl, the world’s biggest crane, on Friday (15 December) lifted the 245-tonne steel dome onto Hinkley Point C’s first reactor building.

Measuring 47m in diameter, it is wider than the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Hinkley Point C is the first new nuclear reactor for a British power station in more than 30 years. It is expected to start operating in June 2027, a year later than originally planned.

Estimates put the total cost of the plant at £25bn-£26bn.

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  1. How long did the lift take, from connecting lifting hooks to release? The video is sped up, so the cycle period is not clear. Thanks for it, anyway

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