The Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust is a registered charity limited by guarantee. No 515879

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Uskmouth Power Station new owners SIMEC step into the breach!

With the closure of Uskmouth Power Station and the laying off of the workforce by SSE Power, work on our Community Boat had ground to a halt.

We are delighted to announce that the new owners, SIMEC have agreed to continue with the work where SSE Power left off. With a fair wind, fabrication and welding works should therefore be complete within a few weeks.

SIMEC are a large international company with interests in shipping, industry, mining, energy and commodities, hence the name! As well as Uskmouth Power Station, they also own the nearby MIR (formerly Alphasteel) Steelworks.

We are also delighted to hear that power is once more being generated at Uskmouth, with plans to convert the boilers from burning coal to biomass fuel.

We welcome the company to Newport and give them our most grateful thanks for helping us with the project.

Heron's Rest Marina comes to the rescue!

Heron's Rest Marina, near Crickhowell will be providing us with the space to undertake the internal fit-out of our Community Boat, and when complete, a facility to launch it into the canal. We are extremely grateful to Richard and Ian for their timely, generous help and assistance.

Promat Come on-board!

We are delighted to announce that Promat have generously agreed to supply us with PROMARINE non-combustible boards for fitting out the inside of our Community Boat. Promat is alarge international company who supply specialist products to the shipbuilding industry for the construction of gigantic cruise liners, container ships and oil platforms. Supply materials for fitting out our 55 foot long Community Boat will be a big challenge for them, but I am sure that they will rise to it!! Seriously, we are very grateful to them for offering us their support.