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Geography/Engineering Trip to Hinckley B Power Station and Visitor Centre

February 13, 2019 all-day

Mr Whaley + 13 Geography students

Mr Hamilton + 10 Engineering students

25 Total

Our Hinkley Point ‘B’ Experience Tour consists of:

A 3.5 hour tour, which starts in our EDF Energy Visitor Centre based in the Angel Place Shopping Centre in Bridgwater, where we give a 30 minute talk about Hinkley Point B power station. This encompasses the background of EDF Energy as a company and our varied sources of electricity as well as a breakdown of the working sites at Hinkley Point, including the potential new nuclear build.

We then invite you to spend approximately 20 minutes in our interactive exhibition area where there is a lot to see and do, before you make your way out to Hinkley Point B power station itself. Here you will visit our control room viewing gallery, the turbine hall and our pilecap viewing gallery which is situated 160ft above sea level and looks down onto the top of our two reactors. There is no fee for this tour, although we are unfortunately unable to subsidise your transport costs. This particular tour is limited to those children aged 8 and above, as we require all of our visitors to wear personal protective equipment (hard hats, light eye protection, hearing protection and high visibility jackets) which is not suitable for children of a younger age. We have full risk assessments available if you wish to view them.


12:15 Approx arrival at Hinkley Point Visitor Centre at Angel Place in Bridgwater (TA6 3TQ)

12:20 Tour Guides Presentation Safety Briefing and chance to look around the Exhibition area in the Visitor Centre

13:00 Leave Visitor Centre, Angel Place to travel to Hinkley Point ‘B’ (TA5 1UD)

13:30 Arrive Hinkley Point ‘B’ and receive site passes

14:15 Site tour to commence

15:45 Site tour to complete

There is a substantial amount of walking during the tour, and we need to use a lift to access one of our Viewing Galleries, so if anyone in your group suffers from claustrophobia, you may prefer to use a stairway – which is 10 floors up!

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