Welcoming National Grid CEO

John Pettigrew tours Shurton and EDF sites

It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to show your CEO around your project, but the Hinkley Connection team were able to do just that when they welcomed John Pettigrew to site on a very wet day in late August.

Project Engineer Andy Brown and Project Supervisor Simon Lukins, along with the team at Linxon gave a tour of Shurton substation, which, once complete, will plug Hinkley Point C into National Grid’s network. John then paid a visit to EDF’s site next door, to witness the scale of the works and progress at first hand.

John also made time to meet with other members of the Hinkley Connection team to learn how the 14 stages that make up the project are shaping up. He also heard how National Grid is supporting and engaging with schools and communities along the route.

Thanking the team for an excellent visit, he said: “I was very impressed with the team and the overall management of the project, in particular the good relations with contractors.”

James Goode, Project Director, added: “Thanks to everyone involved in preparing for John’s visit. He was really impressed with the progress we’re making and it made me proud to share the team’s achievements.”