Mu­nic­i­pal­ity pro­vides NSP with ease­ment

Build­ing to house Cana­dian Mar­itime En­gi­neer­ing fab­ri­ca­tion, ma­chine shop

Cape Breton Post - - Northside/Cape Breton - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

The coun­cil for the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity has ap­proved an ease­ment to Nova Sco­tia Power Inc. so that elec­tri­cal ser­vice can be pro­vided to Cana­dian Mar­itime En­gi­neer­ing in North Syd­ney.

The ease­ment was pro­vided with the un­der­stand­ing that CBRM will not ab­sorb any fees or costs as­so­ci­ated with it. Coun­cil­lors passed the mo­tions at May’s reg­u­lar meet­ing of coun­cil.

Cana­dian Mar­itime En­gi­neer­ing has con­structed a new build­ing to house its fab­ri­ca­tion and ma­chine shop.

Gen­eral con­trac­tor Joneljim started con­struc­tion of the Robert­son pre-en­gi­neered metal build­ing in Au­gust, with nu­mer­ous other sub trades in­volved in var­i­ous stages of the project. The build­ing, which is 100x100 and 56 feet high, has the ca­pac­ity to house an over­head trav­el­ling crane.

As part of the con­tin­ued up­grades to the ship­yard, piers and travel lifts will be in­stalled, and there will be up­grades to the wharf for along­side re­fits.

Last year Cana­dian Mar­itime En­gi­neer­ing pur­chased the Archibald Wharf prop­erty from the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity to ex­pand its ex­ist­ing ship­yard next door.

The sale was the sub­ject of a good deal of con­tro­versy, with many still op­posed to the deal, which also in­cluded a pro­vi­sion to pro­vide funds for recre­ational in­fra­struc­ture in the com­mu­nity to make up for the loss of green space at Archibald Wharf.

Cana­dian Mar­itime En­gi­neer­ing has also pur­chased the former Har­vest House prop­erty across the street that it in­tends to use for park­ing.

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