Following emergency leak sealing work to the inlet culvert at Dungeness B Power Station last month, CSC Services are now undertaking emergency concrete repairs at Hinkley Point B Power Station.

Within 48 hours of the emergent culvert leaks coming to the fore at Dungeness B Power Station, CSC Services were on site completing the leak sealing repair work for client EDF Energy. The leaks were uncovered during the statutory outage, where one of the reactors at the power station is shutdown to enable a £30m maintenance programme to be carried out.

At Hinkley Point B Power Station, a team of operatives were already on site completing other works, when emergency work to the Dump Condensor Plinth was uncovered. During work to replace high level pipework, areas of debonded concrete were found. These failed repairs had the potential to cause serious harm or damage to the plant. Within 24 hours, CSC Services had examined the work and agreed on a repair strategy with EDF Energy’s Civil Engineer. A team are now completing the emergency structural repair to safeguard plant and systems, without disrupting current operations.

Speaking about the emergency work, Mick Flounders, CSC Services’ Contracts Director said:

“CSC Services are pleased to have been able to provide strategic support to both power stations for this specialist repair work. We always endeavour to support where we can, as quickly as possible. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our specialist teams that make this possible.”

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