Borehole drilling at proposed Gloucestershire nuclear site will begin in August

Construction services firm Hydrock has won a deal from E.on to conduct ground investigations at the proposed nuclear site at Oldbury, Gloucestershire.

The contract, which is due to start on 3 August, will involved drilling 22 boreholes, up to 80m deep, plus geophysics and geotechnical testing.

Adam Fisher, director of Hydrock, said: “We are delighted to be working with E.on on this project from the very beginning and we look forward to developing our involvement over the coming years. This is a complex and critical piece of work in preparation for the construction of the new facility and we are pleased that E.on has selected Hydrock to carry out the work.”

The land next to the existing nuclear power station at Oldbury, together with land at Wylfa, was bought by a partnership of utilities RWE and E.on in April.