Civmec and OneSteel sponsor Leeuwin Fore and Main Mast replacements

In the 2017 Leeuwin refit period, companies Civmec Construction and Engineering and OneSteel have generously sponsored the steel to replace the Fore and Main masts of the STS Leeuwin II.

After over thirty years in service, the fore and main masts were scheduled to be replaced during the 2017 annual maintenance period, held this year from July – September.

The current masts were removed at Northport Marine on 6 July 2017 and the new masts will be welded back in place by mid-August 2017.

Leeuwin CEO, Carol Shannon, speaks about how important the mast replacements is during this refit period.

“We are so thrilled that Civmec and OneSteel have together generously supplied the steel for the new masts – which has been delivered and the masts are already starting to take shape,” said Ms Shannon.

“This is a major piece of work for the Foundation, requiring a combination of engineering and rigging expertise.”

The Leeuwin Foundation aims to enrich the lives of young people through adventure, participation and challenge and is funded through a combination of grants, corporate sponsorships and donations by organisations and the general public.

The Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs which provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.

The first three voyages on the 2017 – 2018 season are already at capacity, and berths are filling for Voyage 1711 (21 – 27 October) and Voyage 1712 (7 – 13 November). To book your space, download your application form here today!