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Giant Sea Cranes Ready for Heavy Lifting at Hinkley Nuclear Site

Cooling-water intake head to be lowered into Bristol Channel

A pair of crane vessels preparing for a lift at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site in Bridgwater, UK, on July 20. 

A pair of crane vessels preparing for a lift at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site in Bridgwater, UK, on July 20. 

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

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Two miles off the coast of southwest England, a pair of cranes are getting ready to lift a 5,000-ton chunk of civil engineering from a barge and lower it onto the seabed for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.