Municipality provides NSP with easement
Building to house Canadian Maritime Engineering fabrication, machine shop
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.