Merry Christmas from the Port of Blyth

Merry Christmas from Port of Blyth

We’d like to wish our tenants, clients, partners and all our stakeholders a very Merry Christmas! We hope you all have a fantastic festive period with your family and friends and look forward to working with you all in the new decade!

2019 saw some fantastic projects take place in Blyth…

In January the Port and Port hosted the Equinor Innovation Day in partnership with NOF Energy and the ORE Catapult.

Port of Blyth subsidiary Transped underwent a make over in February with a bold new logo and fresh marketing materials introduced.

In March, Port of Blyth’s partner in Energy Central, Advance Northumberland, reached a significant milestone with the contract to undertake the ground works and dock extension at the Northumberland Energy Park (phase 1) being awarded to Farrans Building & Civil Engineering.

Soon after that it was announced that EON’s Blyth Offshore Wind Farm, made up of a historic pair of historic offshore wind turbines that were the first in UK waters, were to be removed – with the Port of Blyth utilising one of them for a brand new training facility.

At their AGM in London in May, the Port of Blyth’s Chief Executive Martin Lawlor was officially elected as Chair of the British Ports Association.

Later that month, the Port of Blyth became the first UK port to achieve the new ISO 45001 standard in Occupational Health & Safety Management.

New North of Tyne mayor Jamie Driscoll and RenewableUK Chief Executive Hugh McNeal, were in Blyth in June for the launch of a groundbreaking new training partnership between the Port’s award winning training arm PTS and Newcastle College aimed at the offshore renewables sector.

In August the world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade, manufactured by LM Wind for GE’s Haliade-X turbine, arrived in Blyth ahead of testing at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

September saw the Port’s value to the offshore energy and renewables sector receive a royal seal of approval as His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and grandson of King George V, visited the Port and learnt about our emergence as a leading offshore energy support base and the benefits that has brought to the town.

Later that month, the Port’s award winning training arm PTS opened its doors to nearly 300 young people as it hosted RTC North’s latest STEMtastic event.

In October, the Port released a film showing the successful completion of Port’s largest oil and gas decommissioning project to date, on behalf of Maersk Decom.

Later the same month, the Port’s unique £1m wind turbine training facility was installed.

November saw the conclusion of the Port’s popular Annual Community Photography Competition for 2019. Vix Everard’s superb image ‘A Boy and His Dog’ was selected as the overall winner.

Finally, in December the Port announced that it’s annual Christmas Appeal would be in aid of the Blyth Food Bankwho support families and individuals in need in our community.


Please find our Christmas and New Year opening times here –

Business as usual:
Saturday 21 December
Sunday 22 December
Monday 23 December

Tuesday 24 December – Port closed from 12.00 noon.

Wednesday 25 December
Thursday 26 December

Business as usual:
Friday 27 December – Port open from 08.00hrs.
Saturday 28 December
Sunday 29 December
Monday 30 December

Tuesday 31 December – Port closed from 14.00hrs.

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Thursday 2 January – Port open from 08.00hrs.

Business as usual:
Friday 3 January – Port open from 08.00hrs.