Energy Gateway North East England
Gateway to Key Market Opportunities
Energy Gateway North East England is located strategically on the UK’s eastern seaboard, midway between Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth. It has exceptional market access to developments happening in the North Sea basin for both the oil and gas fields and the wind farm developments at Dogger Bank, Hornsea and Firth of Forth.
4.8GW of consented capacity at Dogger Bank, the UK’s largest planned offshore wind farm, can be reached easily (140km) from the three rivers which make up Energy Gateway. This provides an incredible opportunity for supply chain companies seeking access to Dogger Bank contracts as well as to developers looking to develop their O&M strategies from reliable and experienced bases in the Energy Gateway.
The existing supply chain in the area can provide a wide range of design, manufacturing and fabrication, installation and O&M services for developers of offshore wind projects.
Major opportunities exist in the region for innovation and collaboration with the world-leading cluster of subsea engineering companies and the wider offshore energy supply chain.
Key opportunities lie in collaborations of offshore energy companies with some of the other key sector strengths in the North East.
A highly developed supply chain exists in the North East for Europe’s most productive car plant, Nissan, which produces one in every three cars made in the UK. If production line technology and automation can be applied to certain offshore engineering projects there is great potential for partnerships and collaboration. Likewise the region’s strengths in digital tech, especially in data analysis, immersive technology and software development all provide some real synergistic opportunities for offshore energy companies – both in terms of collaborating on innovation and access to skills and new technologies.