Britishvolt powers ahead with new investment  to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’
Britishvolt powers ahead with new investment to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’
Britishvolt powers ahead with new investment to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’

The deal to build an electric car battery plant near Blyth will bring up to 3,000 jobs to the area by 2028 EV battery pioneer, Britishvolt (BV) is powering ahead with its historic plans for its first full-scale electric-vehicle Gigaplant in Northumberland and has announced that the project is receiving support from the Government through […]

Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain
Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain
Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain High Speed Two trains in Britain

Alstom and Hitachi Rail have today confirmed that the Hitachi-Alstom High Speed (HAH-S) 50/50 joint venture has signed contracts with High Speed Two (HS2) to design, build, and maintain the next generation of very high speed trains for HS2 Phase 1 as part of the £1.97 billion contract, including an initial 12-year train maintenance contract. […]

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 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 […]

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
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 […]

Work gathers pace on landmark industrial development, Station Place in Newton Aycliffe
Work gathers pace on landmark industrial development, Station Place in Newton Aycliffe
Work gathers pace on landmark industrial development, Station Place in Newton Aycliffe

A major County Durham industrial scheme has hit another key milestone with the development of its latest phase. The construction of ten industrial units at Station Place in Newton Aycliffe is well underway, with the groundwork complete and the steelwork of the buildings now being erected. Station Place is part of the wider £90m Merchant […]

£15m world-class training centre that will provide ‘next generation skills for next generation homes’ moves forward
£15m world-class training centre that will provide ‘next generation skills for next generation homes’ moves forward
£15m world-class training centre that will provide ‘next generation skills for next generation homes’ moves forward

LEADERS of major institutions in Sunderland have welcomed a £20m commitment announced in today’s Autumn Budget [27 October] that will support delivery of a cutting-edge training facility that will provide ‘next generation skills for next generation homes’ as part of Sunderland’s ambitious city centre housing ecosystem. Sunderland City Council, Education Partnership North East and the […]

New Space Enterprise Lab opens in County Durham
New Space Enterprise Lab opens in County Durham
New Space Enterprise Lab opens in County Durham

The Satellite Applications Catapult has opened one of its six brand new Space Enterprise Labs (SEL) in County Durham today. The Space Enterprise Lab, which will provide users with access to the latest collaborative technology, resources and expertise, has opened at the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence at NETPark in Sedgefield. The Space […]

Port of Tyne reaches new green milestone with Net Zero warehouse
Port of Tyne reaches new green milestone with Net Zero warehouse
Port of Tyne reaches new green milestone with Net Zero warehouse

The Port of Tyne now operates a Net Zero Port Centric Warehouse, run entirely using clean energy from renewable sources. Warehouse 21 is used by a wide range of the Port’s 3PL customers, including many household brand names. All internal materials handling within the warehouse is conducted using electric vehicles powered through renewable sources and […]