KML has completed the supply, delivery and temporary stockpiling of circa 15,000 tonne of heavy graded armourstone to the new nuclear facility Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

The armour stone, weighing up to 12 tonne per boulder, was sourced local to the Bristol Channel, from a quarry in South Wales. The armourstone was taken from the quarry to Pembroke Dock before being loaded onto KML’s specialist rock barge Mormaen 15. Following delivery to the intertidal drop zone, KML handled the rock into a temporary stockpile which will function to protect the build of the facility’s seawall. Once the seawall has been completed the temporary stockpile will be permanently placed against it to provide further protection.

KML, a South West based firm, is proud to have had the opportunity to apply its armourstone expertise so near its roots and pleased to have supplied a locally sourced solution to what is known as one of the largest and most complex projects in Europe.

Click here to view Hinkley Point C case study on this interesting project