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Government’s commitment to clean wind energy, and the opportunities it provides North East England
Government’s commitment to clean wind energy, and the opportunities it provides North East England

Blog by Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England In October this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out the first stage of the government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, including ambitious targets for the UK’s offshore wind sector. Already home to the largest offshore wind market in the world, the government has […]

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Global Offshore Develops New Port of Blyth Cable Storage Facility
Global Offshore Develops New Port of Blyth Cable Storage Facility

Major Port client Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, is to offer a permanent cable storage facility in Blyth. Strategically located at the Port’s Battleship Wharf terminal, the 2,000-tonne capacity power cable carousel offers Global […]

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Key developments at Port of Blyth showcased at offshore global event
Key developments at Port of Blyth showcased at offshore global event

Port of Blyth and its partner Advance Northumberland are to showcase a number of important developments coming to fruition in early 2021 at the upcoming Global Offshore Wind 2020 conference. Both businesses have major development projects due for completion over the coming months that will provide the renewables sector with significant and timely quayside developments […]

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Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion
Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion

Port of Sunderland is ensuring it is well positioned to attract future investment, after work on a multi-million-pound expansion programme was completed this week. The Port of Sunderland – which was bolstered by an £8.2millon investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has undergone a major improvement-programme to its East Shore […]

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Growth Funding Secured for Advanced and Offshore Manufacturing Zone
Growth Funding Secured for Advanced and Offshore Manufacturing Zone

Funding has been secured to create a Manufacturing Zone within Jarrow Business Centre in South Tyneside, to support high growth businesses in the advanced manufacturing and offshore energy supply chain. South Tyneside Council has been awarded almost £500,000 from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), to develop the […]

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Blyth Decom Partnership Signals Intent with 500 Tonne Project
Blyth Decom Partnership Signals Intent with 500 Tonne Project

The decom partnership between Thompsons of Prudhoe and the Port of Blyth has successfully completed a 516-tonne tandem lift onto the quayside using crawler cranes, in what was the port’s largest heavy lift to date. Port of Blyth was selected as the location for the landing of a 2MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine on behalf of […]

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Energy Central Offshore Wind Demonstrator project: A proposal to develop new prototype turbine test facility
Energy Central Offshore Wind Demonstrator project: A proposal to develop new prototype turbine test facility

The Energy Central Offshore Wind Demonstrator is a new project being proposed. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Advance Northumberland are working in partnership to develop a new facility for testing the next generation of advanced offshore wind turbines, in a move designed to attract inward investment into the County linked with the rapidly expanding […]

Port of Sunderland has started work on the East Shore phase of EZ infrastructure improvements
Multi-million-pound boost for Port of Sunderland as work gets underway
Multi-million-pound boost for Port of Sunderland as work gets underway

Port of Sunderland – which was bolstered by an £8.2millon investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has embarked on an ambitious programme of enabling engineering works to deliver major improvements to its East Shore nine-acre development site, to make it shovel ready for attracting inward investment. The municipally-owned port […]