Fuel tank investment at Plymouth Fisheries

Sutton Harbour Group is investing £750,000 in upgrading Plymouth Fisheries fuel tanks and dispensers Photo: Sutton Harbour Group Sutton Harbour Group is investing £750,000 in upgrading Plymouth Fisheries fuel tanks and dispensers Photo: Sutton Harbour Group
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New fuel tanks and dispensers are being installed at Plymouth Fisheries to help speed up turnaround times for the region’s fishing fleet.

Sutton Harbour Group, which owns and operates Plymouth Fisheries, the second largest fish market complex in England, is investing £750,000 in upgrading and replacing the fuel facilities at the site, part-funded by a £375,000 grant from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund administered by the Marine Management Organisation.

Nick Eggar, manager of Plymouth Fisheries, said, “The new, upgraded fuel tanks and delivery systems will create an extra refuelling point for vessels, as well as new quayside power and water distribution points.

“Together these will allow much quicker turnaround times between boats landing a catch and being able to get back out to sea, and less waiting time for skippers and crews. It’s great news for Plymouth Fisheries and for the fishing fleet landing their catch here.”

Work has begun to replace the fisheries’ main fuel tank and install new fuel dispensaries, which will help speed up fuel, water and electricity delivery systems for fishing vessels as well as delivering a more environmentally friendly facility.

Sutton Harbour Group has appointed Lorne Stewart as the primary contractor and teams have begun work on site with OTS Group, the tank manufacturer, to carry out an initial ground work survey before the new tank can be installed.

The six-month project aims to complete by November 2019.

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