Publish on 28/07/2016
On Friday 22nd July, the third and final concrete lift was successfully completed in order to seal up the fuel building’s loading tower. Two 5-men work teams from Bouygues, positioned on each side of the structure, took around 5 hours to complete the job involving 30 cubic metres of poured concrete. This concrete lift was the culmination of two other previous lifts (90 cubic metres and 80 cubic metres respectively) performed in recent weeks.
“I was there when the loading tower’s base slab was poured, so it was a very moving opportunity for me to be involved in the final concrete lift on the nuclear island”, explains Alain Heurtevent, a Bouygues construction supervisor.
But over and above the amount of concrete that was poured, this operation was highly symbolic for the entire project: now that all the primary system’s major components have been transferred into the reactor building, this temporary access point has been sealed up.