In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050
In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050
In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050

By Joanne Leng MBE, chief executive, NOF North East England has been at the very heart of industry and innovation for generations, led by a cluster of companies rich in engineering excellence and ingenuity, which is continuing as the UK makes the energy transition towards achieving net zero by 2050. Its enviable geography on the […]

£130m factory for offshore wind cables will bring 170 new jobs to Northumberland
£130m factory for offshore wind cables will bring 170 new jobs to Northumberland
£130m factory for offshore wind cables will bring 170 new jobs to Northumberland

Plans have been announced for a £130m factory making cables for offshore wind farms on the Northumberland coast that will create 170 new jobs and safeguarding another 270 in the region. JDR Cables, which already has sites at Newcastle and Hartlepool, is to build the plant at Cambois, near Blyth. The development will be partly […]

South Tyneside based manufacturer, Metec UK, rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins in offshore wind sector
South Tyneside based manufacturer, Metec UK, rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins in offshore wind sector
South Tyneside based manufacturer, Metec UK, rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins in offshore wind sector

South Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a series of offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5 million to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, and a second offshore substation in France amongst others. Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion used in the […]

£1m Regional Welding and Fabrication Training Centre announced
£1m Regional Welding and Fabrication Training Centre announced
£1m Regional Welding and Fabrication Training Centre announced

An innovative partnership between Northumberland County Council, Northumberland College and Port of Blyth is to establish a welding and fabrication training facility in Blyth. Investment of £1.08m will deliver a technical vocational training centre at the Port’s South Harbour terminal which will focus on training school leavers, adults and sector employees in welding and fabrication disciplines, management of […]

Five innovative North East firms to share £1.7m cash pot to develop offshore wind technologies, part of the the first round of the TIGGOR programme
Five innovative North East firms to share £1.7m cash pot to develop offshore wind technologies, part of the the first round of the TIGGOR programme
Five innovative North East firms to share £1.7m cash pot to develop offshore wind technologies, part of the the first round of the TIGGOR programme

Five North East firms will share a £1.7m cash pot after being selected to showcase their innovative technologies to offshore wind industry giants, through the first round of the Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme. The companies will demonstrate their technologies to offshore giants Equinor and EDF Renewables. The successful companies […]

UK’s first overseas wind farm set to create 15,000 jobs with £200m North East plant
UK’s first overseas wind farm set to create 15,000 jobs with £200m North East plant
UK’s first overseas wind farm set to create 15,000 jobs with £200m North East plant

A renewable power company has announced that the country’s first overseas wind farm will create 15,000 new jobs across the country. Hecate Independent Power (HIP) has today launched its HIP Atlantic Project, which will be based in the North Atlantic and connected to the UK by a £200m power cable plant that will be manufactured […]

Blyth offshore wind farm phase two expansion underway using floating turbines
Blyth offshore wind farm phase two expansion underway using floating turbines
Blyth offshore wind farm phase two expansion underway using floating turbines

EDF Renewables plans to build phase two of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm off the coast of Northumberland using floating offshore wind technology. Once completed it would be among the first projects of this kind in English waters. The first phase of the wind farm consists of 5 wind turbines and was constructed […]

Advanced manufacturing company Metec, makes waves with two multi-million offshore contract wins
South Tyneside based Metec UK, makes waves with two multi-million offshore contract wins
South Tyneside based Metec UK, makes waves with two multi-million offshore contract wins

Fast-growing South Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a pair of contracts totalling £5.5million to manufacture sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion used in the offshore renewable energy industry. These recent contract wins – one off the coast of Scotland and two offshore substation jackets off the coast of […]