North East England Works for Energy
North East England has a worldwide reputation for excellence in oil and gas, subsea technology, marine engineering and offshore renewables.
Why energy firms choose to locate in North East England
- A booming business and supply chain cluster, registering a 50% growth in the number of energy-related companies over the past nine years. The sector continues to grow and attract new businesses. In 2020, Equinor and SSE Renewables announced they have chosen the Port of Tyne, South Tyneside, for its new Operations and Maintenance base (O&M) , which will support Dogger Bank.
- Outstanding access to market – we’re connected to the rest of the world via numerous international shipping channels served by the Ports of Blyth, Sunderland and Tyne
- Our region is served by an international airport and an exceptional national rail network, allowing executive and workforce movement throughout the UK
- North East England is around 140km from the UK’s largest planned offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank
- A superb portfolio of high quality industrial development sites, all with easy access to deep water ports and many with Enterprise Zone benefits such as enhanced capital allowances for investment in plant and machinery
- Highly skilled, available workforce – half of our region’s employment in the energy sector is in engineering and technical consulting
- A fantastic array of world-class R+D and testing facilities such as the National Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Testing facility, and Tyne Pressure Testing