The North East is at the centre of the quest for net zero – and it’s one of a few places which boasts all the ingredients to transform its rapidly growing offshore wind cluster into a global powerhouse. Whilst some strengths are woven into the fabric of the region’s industrial heritage, others have been nurtured through wider infrastructure, supply chains and public sector support.

The North East is blessed with three major rivers which provide excellent exporting capabilities and access to global markets. Ports at Blyth, Sunderland and Tyne, each have their own outstanding transport and logistics infrastructure. They also offer their own strengths and sites for the manufacturing, construction, and deployment of offshore wind turbines and associated large-scale components.

Companies such as Equinor/SSE, Osbit, SMD and Smulders Projects have all chosen North East England as their base for offshore wind operations. Find out more below.