Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station
Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has supplied its prestigious Cygnus wireless alarm systems to the current phase of one of the largest construction projects in the UK – Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.
The £18billion project will involve more than 5,000 site workers at peak periods and the development of two nuclear reactors, which will supply seven per cent of the country’s electricity consumption. The project will provide power for more than six million homes and will also be the most expensive power station in the world.
Bull has been contracted to supply its Cygnus alarm devices for the protection of workers during construction of the infrastructure and temporary site accommodation, which will provide safe overnight accommodation for more than 950 workers in the following phases of the project.
A major innovation in wireless emergency fire, first aid, and intruder alarms for construction sites, the Cygnus radio system manufactured by Bull Products, has already protected some of the largest construction projects across the UK including Elephant Park, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Embassy Gardens, and much more.
It has been designed for specific use on construction sites where changing site conditions and environments demand a far higher performance from the radio than those found in standard wireless fire systems. It is ideal for complex projects that require long distance connections and in areas of dense concrete or steel frames.
Matthew Trigwell, Sales Director at Bull Products, says: “We’re delighted to be working on such a prestigious project. This development is a pivotal movement for the UK construction industry, therefore it’s crucial that our alarm systems protect workers and the infrastructure until the project is complete.
“As the project progresses, the alarm systems can be moved around to where they are needed the most, thus providing a flexible, cost-effective, and reliable solution.”