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Moray West selects Siemens Energy/Iemants for offshore substations
Moray West selects Siemens Energy/Iemants for offshore substations

Moray West, an offshore wind farm in the outer Moray Firth, has selected the Siemens Energy/Iemants consortium for the supply of the project’s two offshore substation platforms using Siemens Energy’s proven Offshore Transformer Module (OTM®) technology.  Iemants is a subsidiary of Smulders, alongside Smulders Projects UK, based in Wallsend, North Tyneside.  The contract is subject […]

Nissan charges ahead with EV36Zero plans in the UK with new solar farm
Nissan charges ahead with EV36Zero plans in the UK with new solar farm

Nissan has been given the green light to install an additional 20MW solar farm at its UK plant, the next milestone for its EV36Zero project and the company’s journey to carbon neutrality. The new 20MW installation, for which planning permission has now been granted, will double the amount of renewable electricity generated at Nissan’s Sunderland […]

How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero
How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero

The recent COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has really energised businesses and organisations to focus on carbon reduction and make solid commitments to reduce their carbon emissions and support the UK’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050. There was much news coverage during COP 26 highlighting successful low carbon projects taking […]

9,000 HMRC staff to move to Newcastle City Centre
9,000 HMRC staff to move to Newcastle City Centre

Newcastle’s Pilgrim’s Quarter, part of the Pilgrim Street development, is set to become the new home for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the North East. Part of the Government Hub network, HMRC’s state-of-the-art regional centre will be based at the new development and will accommodate approximately 9,000 staff from HMRC. The Newcastle building will […]

New core Defra hub announced for Newcastle upon Tyne
New core Defra hub announced for Newcastle upon Tyne

Job opportunities in the North East of England will increase and new hub will provide strong corporate leadership for local staff. Defra has announced a new core hub office in Newcastle upon Tyne, boosting job opportunities and increasing the department’s presence in the North East of England. Newcastle was selected due to its skilled and […]

Construction starts on Operations and Maintenance Base for world’s biggest offshore wind farm
Construction starts on Operations and Maintenance Base for world’s biggest offshore wind farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has officially broken ground for its net zero carbon Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the Port of Tyne. At 3.6GW, the wind farm will become the biggest in the world when operational in 2026, and be capable of providing around 5% of the UK’s electricity. The Government has committed to […]

The North East’s key role in the UK’s green industrial revolution
The North East’s key role in the UK’s green industrial revolution

The North East is emerging as a Green Energy Powerhouse, delivering sustainable growth. In this COP26 article, Professor Colin Herron at Newcastle University tells us about the strategic role the region plays in the UK’s green revolution. The UK’s first gigafactory is just the start in the North East Nissan is building the first-ever mass-produced Electric Vehicle […]

In conversation with Rachel Chambers, Chief Operating Officer of Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres – North East, at Newcastle University
In conversation with Rachel Chambers, Chief Operating Officer of Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres – North East, at Newcastle University

Rachel Chambers, Chief Operating Officer of Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) speaks to Invest North East England about the programme and how it provides a UK network of open access facilities, growing world class design, manufacturing, test and validation capabilities; and work with industrial partners to develop UK supply chains, accelerating delivery of […]