Port of Blyth is home to some of the world’s most prominent offshore energy companies and has been involved in a number of internationally significant projects. Its strategic mid North Sea location ensures it is also well placed to support the installation and operation of wind farms down the UK’s east coast offering excellent access to offshore energy developments in the North Sea.
The North East has a well-developed supply chain and a highly skilled workforce with strong expertise in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and is a lead UK region for offshore energy and is recognised by the UK Government as having Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (CORE) status.
Port of Blyth
Established in 1882 Port of Blyth is one of the UK’s largest Trust Ports, the Port group has a growing turnover exceeding £25 million and contributes significantly to trade in the North East of England whilst supporting thousands of jobs in the region.
With particular expertise in the offshore energy, project cargo, container, dry bulk and break bulk sectors, Port of Blyth is Northumberland’s international gateway.
Ideally located midway between Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, Port of Blyth is a leading UK offshore energy support base and is well placed to support major projects in the North Sea and beyond. These include oil and gas supply and decommissioning together with the major offshore wind developments both under way and anticipated over the coming years.
Based in the North East of England, Port of Blyth also benefits from being located in a lead region for offshore energy with extensive research and development, good cost effective skill base and a well-developed engineering supply chain.
Benefitting from good road, rail and air transport links, excellent access from the sea is also guaranteed as Port of Blyth is a tidal deep water port accessible in virtually all weather conditions. Vessels of up to 220m LOA and 50,000 DWT have direct access to open sea with no locking in or out or air draft restrictions. Port disbursements are competitive with berths suitable for jack up operations.
Regular liner connections exist to a variety of ports and our logistics subsidiary Transped provide a comprehensive worldwide door to door service. Port of Blyth’s award-winning training arm PTS, provides standard and bespoke solutions for industrial and port related training on site and throughout the UK. PTS also boasts a unique Wind Turbine Training Facility complete with a full sized, specially modified wind turbine aimed at providing unique, high quality training opportunities to the renewables industry.