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 […]

Cavitation Tunnel Newcastle Uni
A new era for marine engineering research at Newcastle University
A new era for marine engineering research at Newcastle University

Newcastle University has unveiled its newly-refurbished Emerson Cavitation Tunnel as part of a £2.5m investment in marine engineering. Carefully re-located from the University’s city centre campus, the cavitation tunnel’s new home at Port of Blyth is twice the size of its former location and includes a number of other experimental facilities to support world-leading research […]

Exhibition to showcase Swans Offshore Energy Park
Exhibition to showcase Swans Offshore Energy Park

Swans Offshore Energy Park is a state-of-the-art offshore energy park for companies in the offshore energy, subsea and marine industries will be showcased at a major exhibition. The 19-hectare site in Wallsend, which has over 17 hectares of development land, a working quay and a wet berth, is aimed at offshore energy sector businesses looking to […]

How the North East is playing its role in offshore energy
How the North East is playing its role in offshore energy

The Energy sector is one of great importance for North East England, with three rivers and three strategic Ports (Ports of Tyne, Blyth and Sunderland), an abundance of existing energy businesses, key assets and development land the region is going from strength to strength in this sector. Invest North East England is the inward investment agency for the […]

Joanne Leng Chief Executive NOF Energy
Offshore Wind in the UK set for a another bumper year in 2017
Offshore Wind in the UK set for a another bumper year in 2017

Construction in the UK’s offshore wind sector saw a real high in 2016, valued at £4.1 billion, a positive increase from the previous year, and importantly accounting for 21% of all UK construction contract value in the year. New analysis from Barbour ABI, a leading provider of construction intelligence services, highlighted the “bumper year” the […]

New Frontier opens office in Sunderland to service the Energy Sector
New frontier for offshore sector
New frontier for offshore sector

A SUNDERLAND business that has pioneered cutting-edge technology that could transform the offshore sector has filed an international patent and is almost ready to begin trials. Frontier Technical has developed new technology that could create modular floating offshore wind structures expected to be more cost-effective, efficient and environmentally-friendly than conventional structures. The company, which was […]