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Aykley Heads Business Park, Durham City Centre
‘First phase’ for Aykley Heads Business Park begins
‘First phase’ for Aykley Heads Business Park begins

A new private sector business park capable of attracting up to 6,000 new jobs, worth £400 million to the county’s economy looks set to move into its first phase of development. The unique site on Aykley Heads, set in mature parkland and with outstanding views over the World Heritage site, offers a once in a […]

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion in Newton Aycliffe
Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion in Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi have opened a new £5m building at their train factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.  The new building, which increases production capacity, means Hitachi’s total investment in the site reaches over £100million. The new building, named ‘Aspire’ following a staff competition, was opened by Phil Wilson MP. Established in 2015, the Newton Aycliffe plant […]

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 […]

Engineering a bright future, news story (Aug 2018)
Engineering a bright future
Engineering a bright future

A HIGH voltage engineering company, which recently opened a new office in Sunderland, has its eyes on further growth after bagging £1.15m in funding. EDS HV was launched in Lancashire in 1993 and offers a complete end-to-end turnkey engineering solution, working on renewable energy projects across the globe. The renewable energy sector has witnessed unprecedented […]

Sunderlands Northern Spire Bridge Opens
Sunderlands Northern Spire Bridge Opens

Sunderland’s stunning new Northern Spire bridge has opened to traffic this morning (Wednesday August 29). The landmark bridge across the River Wear, with its majestic 105m central A-frame pylon, was opened at 11.10am, with the first members of the public driving, riding and walking across seconds later. Northern Spire is the result of an innovative […]

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 […]

Swans Offshore Energy Park - Development Site - Energy Gateway North East England
Saipem expands to North Tyneside
Saipem expands to North Tyneside

A global leader in the oil and gas sector is launching a new office in North Tyneside. Saipem Limited has announced it will be opening an office in North Tyneside Council’s Swans Centre for Innovation (CFI) based on the Swans Offshore Energy Park in Wallsend. Its services include drilling, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of […]

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 […]