More JCBs delivered to Hinkley Point C
By Leila Steed21 August 2019
Joint venture contractor Bylor has added a number of JCB Loadall 540-150 telescopic telehandlers to its equipment fleet at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, UK.
The Loadalls were supplied by local dealer Holt JCB. They now form part of the fleet of 2,000 units already on the nuclear power plant site, which includes a JCB 457 wheeled loader, a 1CX-T tracked compact backhoe loader, two 714 articulated dump trucks and a number of swivel-tip JCB site dumpers.
Bylor is the joint venture between Bouygues Travaux Publics and Laing O’Rourke, responsible for a large part of the civil engineering work at the site. Bylor also procures, maintains and supplies equipment for the nuclear construction project.
According to JCB, its LiveLink telematics system was a key factor in Bylor’s purchase decision. The telematics system provides the equipment team with live operational data and tracking from each of the machines.
Bylor general plant manager, John McCoppin, said, “With JCB LiveLink we can track each machine and see how it is being used. There are lots of really good things on LiveLink and now we can put the system on other machinery that we have too.
”We have 200 mobile access platforms here and we are looking at putting LiveLink on those as well.”
Hinkley Point C is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for more than 20 years. When the first reactor is commissioned in 2025, the £19.6 billion (€21.3 billion) facility will provide secure, low-carbon electricity for six million homes.