Marr Contracting on The Tunnelling and Marine Project at Hinkley Point C – Heavy Lift News
13 Jun 2023

Marr Contracting on The Tunnelling and Marine Project at Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station (HPC), being built by EDF (UK), is one of Europe’s largest and most complex construction projects and the first new nuclear power station to be built in Britain in more than 30 years. In 2017 Balfour Beatty plc were awarded the contract to deliver the tunnelling and marine works as one of three major packages of works the contractor is delivering on Hinkley Point C.

Balfour Beatty’s open approach to early engagement with their supply chain, was ideally suited to Marr’s way of thinking about cranage solutions on large, complex infrastructure projects.

“Although we are well-known in Australia and elsewhere, this was our first project in the UK. It was great to work with a team that is as forward-thinking and innovative as Balfour Beatty. As problem-solvers who love a challenge, we always tend to think differently – so it’s been fantastic to work with a client that is as willing to embrace our heavy lifting technology as Balfour Beatty,” said Tom Batley, Director, Marr Contracting.

Identifying the opportunity to place one of their M2480D Heavy Lift Luffing (HLL) tower cranes in a location where it could offer a single solution for all the lifting requirements resulted in:

  • lowered construction complexity by reducing the number lifting and handling activities on site
  • enhanced productivity through the ability to pick and place segment bundles in one activity.

“The two stand out benefits of the crane were flexibility and dual hook lift ability. The boom length and very high lift capacity enabled operations to be flexible to the changing site configuration, allowing us to pick and place all plant, equipment and materials over a very large area of the site,” said Patrick Brady, former Temporary Works Manager, HPC Tunnels & Marine Contract, Balfour Beatty Major Projects.

 

Client            BALFOUR BEATTY CIVIL ENGINEERING

Project          HINKLEY POINT C TUNNELLING & MARINE PROJECT

Location       BRIDGEWATER, SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM

Sector            POWER GENERATION

Date               JANUARY 2019 – APRIL 2021

Cranes            1 x M2480D

 

A Long Read by Marr Contracting can be read on HeavyLiftNews on this link.

 

Source Marr Contracting

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