GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing
GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing
GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing

A nacelle from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, ahead of a rigorous testing programme designed to prepare it for years of operation at sea. This nacelle, comparable in size to six double-decker London buses, will undergo full […]

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North East England cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations
North East England cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations

Invest North East England’s latest blog, by Guy Currey, looks at how the region is cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations As a society, I think it’s fair to say we’ve all woken up to the global issue of climate change. From rising temperatures and warming oceans to decreased snow […]

Port of Blyth Announce £1m Wind Turbine Training Facility
Port of Blyth Announce £1m Wind Turbine Training Facility
Port of Blyth Announce £1m Wind Turbine Training Facility

In a first for the UK wind industry the Port of Blyth is installing a bespoke wind turbine training facility at its Bates terminal as part of a £1m investment in training provision aimed at the offshore energy sector. With the rapid growth of renewable energy providing the North East with major inward investment opportunities, […]

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Port of Sunderland ready after Dogger Bank announcement
Port of Sunderland ready after Dogger Bank announcement

Port of Sunderland has declared itself “ready, willing and able to deliver”, after a long-awaited Government announcement of investment in Dogger Bank.  The North East port – which is owned and operated by Sunderland City Council, and which stands just minutes from open sea – said it expects to see strong interest in its facilities […]

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Work Piles in at £30m Northumberland Energy Park Site
Work Piles in at £30m Northumberland Energy Park Site

Advance Northumberland have reached another major milestone in the redevelopment of the former Blyth Power Station Enterprise Zone, where work is well on the way to create the new deep water dock with direct link to a 12 ha development plateau. The activity aims to maximise the potential of the site to attract investment from […]

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived in Blyth
The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived in Blyth ahead of testing at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s facilities
The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived in Blyth ahead of testing at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s facilities

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived in Blyth ahead of testing at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s facilities. The 107 metre LM Wind Power blade will be put through its paces at ORE Catapult’s world-leading 100m blade-test facility over the coming months and is designed to operate from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW […]

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Texo Group is the latest Offshore Energy client to open a new Port of Blyth facility
Texo Group is the latest Offshore Energy client to open a new Port of Blyth facility

Port of Blyth has welcomed the latest client to join its offshore energy hub following the official opening of a brand new £0.7m facility at its South Harbour terminal for Texo Group. Known as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases, the Port has developed an impressive cluster of complementary businesses servicing the […]

A new maritime hub dedicated to research and development for the maritime sector has officially opened in at Port of Tyne, South Shields today
UK’s first Maritime innovation hub officially opens at Port of Tyne
UK’s first Maritime innovation hub officially opens at Port of Tyne

A new hub dedicated to research and development for the maritime sector has officially opened in at Port of Tyne, South Shields today A new partnership has been announced between a number of organisations including Port of Tyne, PD Ports, Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV and Ubisoft to create the UK’s first Maritime […]