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Steel liner for the dome JLP01_10_49262 Featured Building Sizewell B Image

Steel liner for the dome JLP01_10_49262

SIZEWELL B POWER STATION, LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL. Looking south-east towards the reactor building on the construction site of Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station, showing three sections of steel liner for the reactor dome in the foreground.
Sizewell B is one of two nuclear power stations on the Suffolk coast near the village of Sizewell. Sizewell A, its predecessor, is in the process of being decommissioned. Sizewell B is a Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR); the first of its kind to be constructed in the UK. John Laing plc were awarded the contract for the main civil engineering work on 19th May 1987. Sizewell B was completed in 1995, after 8 years of construction, and is operated by EDF Energy

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