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VIRTUAL EVENT - West Midlands Regional Group: October meeting - Understanding the Triassic and Jurassic geology at Hinkley Point C

13 October 2020
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Evening meeting, Lecture, Regional Group, Virtual event
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West Midlands Regional Group
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Join the West Midlands Regional Group of the Geological Society for their online October evening meeting.

The EDF Hinkley Point C (HPC) project comprises the construction of a new twin-reactor nuclear power station near Bridgwater, Somerset. We are currently in Year 4 of a 10-year construction period of a new 3.2 GW power plant which will power 6 million homes and will provide 7% of the UK’s electricity. This £19.5bn station will replace existing Hinkley Point B, which is due to begin decommissioning in 2023.

This will be the first time the European Pressurised-Water Reactor (EPR) design has been built in the UK, and it is the first New Nuclear Build (NNB) in the UK for 25 years. At its peak HPC will be the largest construction site in Europe, with 5,600 people working on site in any one shift, and generating 25,000 employment opportunities.

Gemma and Rachel will discuss their experience working on site during the enabling works phase of the construction and the challenges faced due to the geology of the site.

This meeting will begin at 6.30pm BST.


Gemma Sherwood (EDF Energy)

Rachel Trick (EDF Energy)


Registration is required to attend the meeting. To reserve a place, please email the committee via We will respond in advance of the meeting with the relevant access details.


This is a virtual meeting via Zoom.


Please contact the West Midlands Regional Group via with any enquiries.