Secretary of State Recognises Huge Renewables Progress in Blyth

Secretary of State visit to Port of Blyth

Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has given her seal of approval for the progress being made at the Port and around the Blyth estuary in relation to renewables during a recent visit.

The Port hosted leading members of the Global Underwater Hub for a round table event with the Berwick-upon-Tweed MP earlier this week, as businesses got a chance to share their insight on the opportunities and challenges that the sector is facing at present.

Secretary of State, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “It was a pleasure to join a number of members of GUH for a round table discussion at the Port of Blyth today to explore the opportunities and challenges currently facing the offshore energy and subsea engineering sectors across the UK and in the North East of England in particular.

“We discussed the leading role the UK is playing in energy transition and the potential for offshore wind and other new technologies to help us achieve our net zero aspirations. The input of all those is organisations present was hugely beneficial and I enjoyed hearing about all the progress many of these businesses are making.”

Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive of Port of Blyth, said: “This was an great opportunity to highlight all of the excellent progress that the Port and the wider sector has made in relation to the opportunities that lie ahead to the Secretary of State.

“The meeting was hugely productive too, given that we also tackled some of the challenges that the industry faces, not least in terms of the skills agenda and UK content. We’re grateful to the Global Underwater Hub for asking us to host the event and would like to thank Anne-Marie for seeking out the sector’s opinions in this way”.

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