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Levant Mine is back in full working order thanks to Penzance Dry Dock

The National Trust

Levant Mine is part of Cornwall and West Devon's World Heritage Site; it is the only Cornish mine engine in the world that still runs on steam.

Visitors at the Levant Mine and Beam Engine. This is the only working example of a Cornish beam engine that is still at its original site.

Visitors at the Levant Mine and Beam Engine. Images/Chris Lacey. Copyright National Trust

We needed a local company who could understand what we were trying to achieve, manufacture a part to our particular specification and carry out the testing necessary for high pressure steam. Penzance Dry Dock provided an excellent service, they were very quick to respond to our initial enquiry, and maintained a high level of communication throughout the job.

Anthony Power, Custodian of Levant Mine.


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Completed to a high standard

The Dry Dock offers a 365 day a year service with a dedicated docking berth for vessels, a drying-out berth and a range of workshops, including areas for fabrication, fitting, electrical work and carpentry.

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