The Port of Blyth and Advance Northumberland, partners in Energy Central, are preparing for a busy time exhibiting together this week at the largest offshore wind conference and exhibition in the world, Global Offshore Wind 2021.
Development work at Energy Central is well underway, including the creation a new deep-water dock at Northumberland Energy Park, which is being funded by a £36 million public sector investment alongside the creation of the Bates Clean Energy Terminal investment. Blyth is ideally located for offshore wind projects, the decommissioning of oil and gas assets in the Northern, Central and Southern North Sea sectors and fabrication, mobilisation and demobilisation for new and existing oil and gas fields in the UKCS.
The Energy Central partnership offers a selection of strategic development sites across the Blyth Estuary in Northumberland. These sites, together with a number of key assets such as the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s world class Research & Development (R&D) capability, a dedicated Port training centre with a wind turbine training facility and a collection of Newcastle Universities research facilities, all make up Energy Central.
Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive at the Port of Blyth said: “We are happy to be-back-face to face at exhibitions to deliver this strategic project. The Port of Blyth has a great deal of expertise and a consistent track record in supporting the delivery of large-scale projects across the energy sector. Energy Central offers an ideal location for companies looking for access to markets including offshore wind energy assets in the North Sea.”
Energy Central is a partnership between Advance Northumberland, Port of Blyth, Northumberland County Council and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult which provides access to a unique port-based service, investment and innovation cluster for companies operating in the offshore energy and subsea markets.
Global Offshore Wind 2021 is expected to host thousands of delegates from leading companies within the wind energy sector from all over the globe.
Join us on Stand 39. For further information on the Port of Blyth’s capabilities in the offshore wind sector or to discuss your requirements with us, please contact Head of Commercial Alasdair Kerr on 07917 374 384.