Port of Blyth

Port of Blyth Overview

The fastest growing trust port in the UK, Port of Blyth has developed a significant reputation in the offshore energy sector both in the UK and overseas. This is primarily due to the existence of easily accessible deep-water facilities, land availability, highly skilled workforce(s) and a world-class supply chain that is able to compete with the rest of the world by way of innovation, experience and ability to deliver. The port’s core competencies in safely delivering project support for complex mobilisation and demobilisation activities, handling multi-million pound subsea equipment, plant and product on a daily basis are widely recognised. Blyth is a trusted partner of many of the world’s largest offshore vessel operators and installation companies, several of which have made the port their permanent base from which to operate which in itself brings widespread opportunities for further investment, training and technology development to meet the demands of the global market.

Port Facts
Number of Berths9 x deep-water across 5 main terminals2 x Ro-Ro / I x jack-up ready berth under construction
Total Operational Quays1.5km 9-9.5m draught
Warehousing65,000 square metres1200 square meters under construction
Maximum Vessel Dimensions200m LOA 50m beam35,000 DWT
Load over quaysideHeavy load quays at 10 tons per square meter3,000 tons individual piece however depends
Bunkering FacilitiesMarine Fuels Terminal operated by GeosFresh water
Land Availability40 hectares of quayside land in development with Enterprise Zone Status£30m capital investment programme across two major sites
Engineering Supply Chain / supporting servicesExtensive fabrication, design, welding and lifting/testing services on site40 bed hotel with restaurant on site
Supporting Services

Blyth provides a central strategic east coast location situated approximately midway between Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth.  Port of Blyth is approximately 20 minutes from Newcastle International airport and 30 mins from direct rail links to London and Scotland. The port offers direct access to open sea with no air-draft restrictions and has a tidal range limited to 4.5m.
Port of Blyth operates 9 deep-water berths with 9/9.5m draught over 1.5km in length across its five main terminals for mobilisation/demobilisation activities in oil & gas, offshore wind and subsea project activity. Each terminal has permanent heavy lift cranes up to 100 tons at 10m reach in addition to SPMTs on site, fork lifts, trailers, reach stackers and other heavy plant and equipment.
The port has significant expertise in managing complex heavy lifts and project manages each individual operation on behalf of the client. The port’s core competencies in safely delivering project support for complex mobilisation and demobilisation activities, handling multi-million pound subsea equipment, plant and product on a daily basis are widely recognised. Blyth is a trusted partner of many of the world’s largest offshore vessel operators and installation companies, several of which have made the port their permanent base from which to operate.

Ownership Structure

Blyth Harbour Commission is a Trust Port established 1882 by an act of parliament. The port has no shareholders or dividends to support and all surpluses are reinvested to maintain, improve and develop key infrastructure. Blyth Harbour Commission’s activities are as follows:

  • Port of Blyth – port operations, conservancy, stevedoring
  • Transped Ltd – worldwide logistics services (including project forwarding and export packing services)
  • PTS (Port Training Services) – Nationally recognised provider of port related and industrial/offshore related training
Contact Information

Andy Williamson – Business Development Manager
Email: andy.williamson@portofblyth.co.uk
Tel: +44(0) 1670 357009
Mob: +44(0) 7703 – 754987
Web: www.portofblyth.co.uk