Port & Energy Central Partners Head for Global Offshore Wind 2022

Port heads for Global Offshore Wind 2022

The Port of Blyth and Advance Northumberland, partners in Energy Central, are heading for the largest offshore wind conference and exhibition in the world, Global Offshore Wind 2022.

As Port of Blyth prepares to celebrate 21 years of experience in offshore wind at the event, Advance Northumberland has welcomed the news that JDR Cable Systems has reached an agreement with the Government on financial support for their £130m facility on the Blyth estuary.

With both the new deep-water dock at the energy park and the redevelopment works of the Port’s Bates Clean Energy Terminal nearing completion, now is hugely exciting time for investment into the town. 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 delighted to be at Global Offshore Wind and are looking forward to sharing exciting news on the latest developments around the estuary with potential clients at the event. 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 while 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 2022 is expected to host thousands of delegates from leading companies within the wind energy sector from all over the globe.

Join us on Stand 100. 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.