Energy Gateway North East England

North East England – a gateway to global market opportunities

A+P Tyne, Equinor/SSE Renewables, Smulders Projects UK, Metec UK, Bridon-Bekaert, JDR Cables and Royal IHC are just some of the big names that call North East England their home.

Why?  Because this region is of strategic importance to companies in the offshore energy sector – not only in terms of its North Sea coastal location but also because of its vast experience, knowledge and industry networks. With centuries of maritime and engineering heritage coupled with a thirst for technological innovation, North East England has been pioneering advances in the offshore energy sector for decades and, with its three ports on the Rivers Blyth, Tyne and Wear teeming with prime quayside development opportunities and facilities, it’s easy to see why more and more companies are choosing to make this corner of England their gateway to the North Sea offshore energy market

Strategically positioned to access major offshore wind developments in the North Sea basin, such as Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Hornsea and Firth of Forth. 80% of all UK wind farms are reachable within a 24-hr vessel time and the world’s largest windfarm, Dogger Bank is just 80 miles off the north east coast.

What makes Energy Gateway North East England right for you?

With over 7km of quay next to deep water, over 400ha of key riverside development land across 30 sites and a buoyant supply chain and business cluster, companies are superbly catered for when looking to access key North Sea oil, gas and offshore wind market opportunities. This is all backed up with a fantastic array of world-class R&D and testing facilities, a skilled workforce , a highly competitive cost base, and excellent transport infrastructure. Energy Gateway North East England works for the offshore energy sector.

Energy Gateway North East England

Energy Gateway North East England

Energy Gateway North East England is strategically located on the North Eastern Seaboard, midway between Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth.  It provides unique opportunity to access the North Sea Wind Farms and Oil Fields as well as being centrally located in relation to Scandinavian and Continental sea routes for global market access.

A well connected gateway

A well connected gateway

Energy Gateway North East England’s strategic North Sea coast location, plus an abundance of sites, access to deep water ports and an excellent road and rail infrastructure means the Energy Gateway is an ideal investment location.

Our Energy Gateway Success Stories

This is an important project for us and we are delighted to be based in the heart of the Blyth community. As the project develops we look to hold meetings for local people who want to know more about the scheme

Marcel Sunier
Project Manager, EDF Energy Renewables

“It’s a real opportunity for the UK-based industry to shine and ultimately showcase its decommissioning expertise to the world.

And there’s a real opportunity for North East England to play a big part in the future of decommissioning, so much so that I’ve recently been in North East England for discussions with local colleges, universities, and industry, to facilitate a round table discussion on a career path for the energy sector, a part of which is decommissioning.”

Karen Seath
Interim Chief Executive, Industry Decommissioning Body Decom North Sea

When I think of the North East, I think of talent. Our employees have a very high level of knowledge and skills within the industry, and the specific knowledge our shop floor personnel have is a major asset to us.

Carlos Nunes
Manufacturing Director, TechnipFMC Umbilicals

“The Centre will create a unique facility that will significantly enhance research capacity, not just at Newcastle University but in the UK as a whole – providing a focus for the development of both new technology and academic-industry relationships that underpin future growth.”

Professor Nick Wright
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Newcastle University

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