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Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

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The largest crane in the world is now operating in Somerset at Hinkley Point C
The world's largest crane has arrived in the UK to begin work on the nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.Standing at 656ft (250m) tall, the crane is now the tallest man-made structure in the west country.The massive crane is known as Big Carl, after Carl Sarens the father of the Belgian family business which made it.Able to carry 5,000 tonnes in a single lift, Big Carl is expected to be at Hinkley, in Somerset, for the next four years.
Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

The crane can reach higher than the tallest tower at London's Canary Wharf
Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

Big Carl is five times the height of Wells Cathedral
Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

It will be used to lift huge sections of the nuclear power station into place, including the roof of the reactor
Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

Big Carl is expected to be at Hinkley for the next four years
Hinkley Point: World's largest crane begins work in Somerset

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