In pictures: Mendip Hills AONB
Installing underground cables through the area of oustanding natural beauty
As part of the Hinkley Connection Project, we are installing 8.5 km of 400,000 volt underground cables from our new cable sealing end (CSE) compound at Loxton, south of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, north towards the new Sandford substation.
The cable pull is over half way there and progressing well. “We’re delighted with progress and are really making the most of the better weather during the summer months when the ground conditions are most favourable,” says Project Engineer, Robbie Griggs.
There’s a real momentum on the project
“There is a real buzz and momentum on the project – we’ve got the jointers and other teams on site now, running at around 15,000 man hours per month – and are well over 50% there in terms of the cable pull, having pulled 63,795m since we started in February,” adds Robbie.
This photo gallery gives an insight into the complex engineering involved.