GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind technologies
GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind technologies

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next generation offshore wind technologies. GE’s recently announced Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine and existing Haliade 150-6MW will undergo advanced test and demonstration programs that accurately replicate real-world operational conditions […]

Lighting in the past and future – Thorn Lighting turns 90
Lighting in the past and future – Thorn Lighting turns 90

Thorn Lighting celebrates its 90th anniversary on 29th March 2018, and remains as innovative a force as ever. Over the past nine decades Thorn has established itself as a global leader in the lighting industry. Today it is known for smart and reliable high-performance lighting solutions with integrated controls, serving countless applications. Its name is […]

£120m North East Fund goes live
£120m North East Fund goes live

A £120m investment fund to drive local growth and job creation will now go live after the agreement was signed on 23 March 2018 by the representatives from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and The North East Fund Limited (TNEFL). The North East Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, will offer a range […]

Port of Blyth Supports GMS Hornsea One Jack Up Project
Port of Blyth Supports GMS Hornsea One Jack Up Project

Port of Blyth Supports GMS Hornsea One Jack Up Project With a growing reputation as a major UK offshore energy support base in the billion pound North East subsea industry, Port of Blyth is able to offer clients the service, project support and expertise they require to prosper. The Port is now home to a […]

Port of Blyth, Northumberland
Offshore Heavy Transport Vessel Breaks Port of Blyth Record
Offshore Heavy Transport Vessel Breaks Port of Blyth Record

Blyth awoke to a new feature on its skyline this morning as a mammoth offshore heavy transport vessel slipped into the Port at sunrise. Officially the largest ship to visit the harbour in the history of the Port, the Norwegian owned Albatross is a 34,700 tonne offshore heavy transport vessel typically used to move huge […]

Port Of Blyth Decom Aerial
Decommissioning licence marks major step towards Blyth decom base
Decommissioning licence marks major step towards Blyth decom base

Port of Blyth has announced a move into the offshore decommissioning market following confirmation of the North East port’s successful application for a decommissioning licence from the UK Environment Agency. Having worked closely with the Environment Agency for 12 months prior to the environmental permit being granted, the Port is now readying a site suitable […]

Sunderland Offshore Energy Hub
Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs
Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs

The Port of Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs, after an operation to help grow its reputation as a gateway to the offshore and renewable energy sectors. The huge cable vessel Nexans Skagerrak is helping the port grow its reputation as a gateway to offshore and renewable energy sector The […]