Infrastructure Installation Support
Caley were contracted by Balfour Beatty to deliver Handling Alignment Frames for Hinkley Point C Marine Works. The Marine Works contract involves the construction of 3 tunnels under the Bristol Channel; 2 tunnels bring the cooling water into the power station and the third is an outfall tunnel.
Where the tunnels connect to the sea there are large, heavily reinforced concrete structures known as heads, placed onto the seabed. A shaft down through the centre of these heads connects into the tunnels. There are 2 heads per tunnel for a total of 6 structures.
Innovative Handling Alignment Frames
The Handling and Alignment frames have two jobs:
- To assist with the lifting and installation operations of the concrete heads.
- To provide support to the guide frame, which is used to align the casing with the aperture of the concrete head.
Caley worked with their supply chain partner, Malin Group to deliver this project, who took lead on the fabrication of the structures.
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