Prestigious order from Hinckley Point C

Shepcote have completed a prestigious order to supply cylinders for the new Hinckley Point C Nuclear Power Plant in Somerset.

The 300mm bore, 6 metre long cylinders have been designed and manufactured here in Sheffield to lift a conveyor gantry that forms part of a 500 metre jetty currently under construction.

The jetty is being built so that most of the 3 million tonnes of aggregate required to build the plant can be brought in by ship, directly to site, thereby avoiding congestion of the local highways.

The jetty is expected to handle 2,000 tonnes of aggregate per day during the build.