KierBam (Joint Venture)
Civil Engineering
Permit to Dig, PAS128 Utility Survey


Hinkley Point refers to the new nuclear power plant currently being built on the coast of Somerset in the UK. The project commissioned jointly by EDF and CGN aims to build a new power plant with two nuclear reactors that will have the capacity to supply power for around six million homes. The construction project is one of the largest in Europe with a total size of 245 football pitches and 10-year build time. The total cost will be approximately £20 billion.

KierBam JV was awarded the Roads & Networks and Earthworks package for this development and chose Vision Survey to carry out numerous PAS128 Utility Survey onsite prior to construction.

Vision was also chosen to manage the Permit to Dig process on site due to the experience and expertise in this sector. This requires Vision to liaise with all service providers, maintain records of buried services as well as manage the digging process in harmony with Health and Safety requirements.

In 2018, during the first year of the project, Vision Survey issued over 1000 permits to dig with no service strikes. Due to the complexity of the overall project and the density of services in the area, this milestone was a great achievement for the company.

You can find more information about the project on the official project website HERE: