A Freixa Power Plant

February 13th, 2018

Central eléctrica da Freixa en O Pozo, San Lázaro, A Pobra do Caramiñal (Manuel Lara, 2017)

Since 1899, the hydroelectric power plant of “Eléctrica de la Puebla” supplied electricity in A Pobra do Carmiñal, and since 1904 in Ribeira too. In order to be able to provide a better service during the low seasons, in 1909 permission was requested for the construction on A Freixa beach of an auxiliary power plant with a coal boiler and a steam engine.

La Minerva

January 13th, 2018

La Minerva, fábrica de papel continuo (Manuel Lara, 2010)

From the ruins of “La Torre del Río” the Rivero de Aguilar family built around 1847 a paper mill that would become in 1862 the first continuous paper factory that existed Galicia

Eloy Domínguez

December 24th, 2017

A marca de Eloy Domínguez Veiga (Manuel Lara, 2014)

“Cerámica Domínguez del Noroeste” (CEDONOSA)

Somede’s Hydro Power Plant

December 1st, 2017

             Central hidroeléctrica de Somede, n’As Pontes de García Rodríguez (Manuel Lara, 2017)

Somede’s Hydro Power Plant

World Heritage Day

November 8th, 2017

World Heritage Day

Galicia of Industry Awards

October 10th, 2017

Galicia of Industry Awards

Industrial history around Vigo’s Bay

October 4th, 2017

A new tour -the fourth one- on the industrial history around Vigo’s Bay

Industry around Vigo’s Bay

September 7th, 2017

There we go again!

Galicia of Industry Award

August 31st, 2017

The Official College of Industrial Engineers of Galicia, in collaboration with the Association of Industrial Engineers of Galicia, has honoured us with the awarding of the Galicia Industry Award announced this year. The jury recognizes with these awards “good practices in the contribution to the Galician industrial fabric”. We are grateful to the mentioned entities for the distinction granted, while we congratulate all the people and entities that have been supporting us in our work.

Hidroelectric Power Plant

August 1st, 2017

Muíño Novo de Prieto, tamén coñecido como “Fábrica da luz” (Manuel Lara, 2017)

On an existing mill on the river Eume upstream of the town of As Pontes de García Rodríguez it was built between 1906 and 1908 a new mill, “Prieto’s New Mill”, equipped with a hydraulic turbine for the production of electricity. During the daytime, the electricity generated was consumed in the electric cereal mill that “Prieto y Compañía” owned in the town, at one kilometre of distance. At nigh time, the production of the “light factory” was provided for street lighting in As Pontes’ village.