Energy Centre, Gateshead
Gateshead Energy Company first small generator to support energy balancing system
Gateshead Energy Company first small generator to support energy balancing system

Gateshead Energy Company (GEC) has become the first small generator in the UK to be able to access the National Grid’s Balancing Mechanism (BM) thanks to a new contract with leading energy firm Flexitricity. The Balancing Mechanism ensures that power generation matches power consumption across the UK, and National Grid pays a premium to generators […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
North East England leads growth in offshore wind sector
North East England leads growth in offshore wind sector

A recent report by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are needed to prevent increasing levels of global warming. There are many factors that contribute to climate change but our current energy supply is one of the biggest. Today, renewable energy sources […]

Offshore Wind Turbine Project Utilises Port of Tyne
Offshore Wind Turbine Project Utilises Port of Tyne

Heavy lift vessel Aegir is to undertake a number of complex lifting operations at Port of Tyne The deep-water heavy lift vessel Aegir is set to undertake a number of highly complex heavy lifting operations at the Port of Tyne’s Northumbrian Quay in North Shields. The 4,000 ton heavy lift capacity vessel operated by Netherlands […]

Rapid Manufacturing Services expands to Port of Blyth
Responsive Engineering Expands into Port of Blyth with New Quayside Fabrication Facility
Responsive Engineering Expands into Port of Blyth with New Quayside Fabrication Facility

Responsive Engineering is expanding into the Port of Blyth with a new fabrication facility to provide specialist services to the North East’s growing offshore energy sector. Part of global engineering firm Reece Group, Responsive Engineering operates in a wide range of markets including oil and gas, subsea, offshore renewables, nuclear, rail and defence. As the […]

Energy Central celebrates first year
Energy Central celebrates first year

Energy Central – A premier deep-water offshore energy location based at the Port of Blyth, is celebrating its first year. Located on the Blyth Estuary, Energy Central is a fully operational hub made up of world-leading organisations, skills and infrastructure, making it one of Europe’s outstanding investment destinations for those operating in the oil and […]

Port of Blyth signs on 600 tonne Mammoet crawler crane
Port of Blyth signs on 600 tonne Mammoet crawler crane

Port of Blyth have announced a partnership with international heavy lift and transport specialists Mammoet that will provide customers at the Northumberland port with a superior heavy lift service. As a result of the agreement the Port’s South Harbour terminal will now permanently house a six hundred tonne Mammoet LR1600 crawler crane. South Harbour is […]

Smulders Yard
Why the UK is poised to lead the future of offshore energy
Why the UK is poised to lead the future of offshore energy

Whilst many of us associate trips to the seaside with ice cream and sandcastles, for me, the sight of open ocean and stretching coastlines means one thing – offshore energy. Here in the UK, offshore energy is one of our fastest growing sectors. As a country we are still heavily reliant on fossil fuels but […]

Joanne Leng, Chief Executive, NOF Energy
Guest Blog: Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive at NOF Energy, talks about the North East Energy Sector
Guest Blog: Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive at NOF Energy, talks about the North East Energy Sector

In our latest guest blog, Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive of NOF Energy talks about the North East’s energy sector and why the region is a great asset for the global energy industry. Most people agree that the only constant in all our lives is change and this could not be further from the […]