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

Hinkley Point: World's largest craneImage copyright PA Media
Image caption The largest crane in the world is now working in Somerset at Hinkley Point C

The world’s largest crane has arrived in the UK to start work on the nuclear energy station at Hinkley Point.

Standing at 656ft (250m) tall, the crane is now the tallest man-made construction in the west nation.

The huge crane is called Big Carl, after Carl Sarens the daddy of the Belgian household enterprise which made it.

Able to hold 5,000 tonnes in a single carry, Big Carl is anticipated to be at Hinkley, in Somerset, for the subsequent 4 years.

Hinkley Point: World's largest crane
Image caption The crane can attain increased than the tallest tower at London’s Canary Wharf
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Hinkley Point: World's largest crane
Image caption Big Carl is 5 instances the peak of Wells Cathedral
Crane operator Martin Redmond inside his cab on board "Big Carl"Image copyright PA Media
Image caption It might be used to carry enormous sections of the nuclear energy station into place, together with the roof of the reactor
Hinkley Point: World's largest crane
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Hinkley Point: World's largest crane
Image caption Big Carl is anticipated to be at Hinkley for the subsequent 4 years
Construction workers stand underneath the underside and between four massive array of wheels on rails that maneuver "Big Carl",Image copyright PA Media
The sign of "Big Carl", the world"s largest craneImage copyright PA Media

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