Solar power innovator Power Roll moves to Jade Business Park
Solar power innovator Power Roll moves to Jade Business Park
Solar power innovator Power Roll moves to Jade Business Park

Power Roll is creating a first of its kind solar film manufacturing facility at a County Durham business park as part of its expansion plans. The company, which is currently based in Washington, is moving its manufacturing and head office to the new unit at Jade Business Park in Murton, County Durham. Jade Business Park […]

Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant
Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant
Envision AESC has submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant

Envision AESC – the world-leading battery division of global green tech company Envision Group – has today submitted plans for the UK’s first at scale battery manufacturing plant at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), being brought forward by Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council. The 9GWh-capacity Gigafactory, with state-of-the-art battery technology, will form […]

South Tyneside based manufacturer, Metec UK, rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins in offshore wind sector
South Tyneside based manufacturer, Metec UK, rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins in offshore wind sector
South Tyneside based manufacturer, Metec UK, rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins in offshore wind sector

South Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a series of offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5 million to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, and a second offshore substation in France amongst others. Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion used in the […]

£1m Regional Welding and Fabrication Training Centre announced
£1m Regional Welding and Fabrication Training Centre announced
£1m Regional Welding and Fabrication Training Centre announced

An innovative partnership between Northumberland County Council, Northumberland College and Port of Blyth is to establish a welding and fabrication training facility in Blyth. Investment of £1.08m will deliver a technical vocational training centre at the Port’s South Harbour terminal which will focus on training school leavers, adults and sector employees in welding and fabrication disciplines, management of […]

Planning permission approved for Britishvolt’s gigaplant in Northumberland and helps the UK on the road to electrification
Planning permission approved for Britishvolt’s gigaplant in Northumberland and helps the UK on the road to electrification
Planning permission approved for Britishvolt’s gigaplant in Northumberland and helps the UK on the road to electrification

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in lithium-ion battery cell technologies and associated R&D, is thrilled to announce that it has been granted planning permission to construct its first full-scale lithium-ion Gigaplant facility in Northumberland. The news represents a major milestone for the company on its quest to assist vehicle OEMs on their roadmap to electrification. […]

Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland.  A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality
Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland. A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality
Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland. A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality

Nissan unveils Nissan EV36Zero, a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem. Centred around the record-breaking plant in Sunderland, UK, Nissan EV36Zero will supercharge the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring. The transformational project has been launched with an initial £1bn […]

Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology
Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology
Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology

Turntide Technologies, the company responsible for the Smart Motor SystemTM, has announced the acquisition of UK-based AVID Technology Limited, a cleantech engineering firm that designs and manufactures electrified powertrain components and systems for heavy-duty and high-performance electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV). The acquisition helps Turntide decarbonise the transportation sector and offers a high-performance alternative to the […]

Advanced Manufacturing Forum asserts its position as a voice to the North East manufacturing community with new board appointments
Advanced Manufacturing Forum asserts its position as a voice to the North East manufacturing community with new board appointments
Advanced Manufacturing Forum asserts its position as a voice to the North East manufacturing community with new board appointments

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) has appointed a new Chair and two Vice-Chairs to support its new growth strategy and to strengthen its position as a voice for North East manufacturing companies.   The AMF has appointed Richard Swart as Chair, Rachel Mansfield as Vice Chair and has promoted board member Alan Metcalfe to Vice […]