A string of successes in 2017 has resulted in the Port of Blyth heading to Offshore Energy 2017, one of the continent’s most important offshore energy exhibitions, in bullish mood.
Port of Blyth will be exhibiting at Offshore Energy 2017 on the back of two years of record breaking finance results, the announcement of major new clients, key contributions to several internationally recognised energy projects and the launch of the major £26m Energy Central development programme in conjunction with partners Arch.
Having reported a second consecutive year of record financial figures in April including a 17% growth in turnover, the Port is now viewed as one of the UK’s fastest growing Trust Ports, driven largely by a surge in offshore related activities in recent years.
Since then the Port has announced the capture of a major new client in the shape of Global Marine Group, a market leader in offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas industries.
It has also played a key role on various clients’ projects including the launch of Royal IHC’s Blyth-built, 2000 tonne J-Lay pipe laying system, DeepOcean’s cable spooling operation on the Belgium-UK Nemo Link interconnector and the development of EDF Renewable Energy’s Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm.
Energy Central – a premier deep-water east coast UK energy base – is delivered through a unique partnership between the Port of Blyth and Arch providing nearly 200 hectares of land strategically positioned with quayside access. The sites are aimed at offshore energy sector businesses looking to relocate and grow in Northumberland.
Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive of Port of Blyth, said: “After an extremely pleasing year in terms of exciting projects and new client wins, we’ll be arriving at Offshore Energy 2017 intent on support the growth of the business into 2018/19 at what is always a vibrant and productive exhibition.”
The Offshore Energy 2017 Exhibition & Conference takes place on 10 & 11 October in Amsterdam.