Royal IHC’s facilities at the Port of Blyth have undergone a facelift following the recent long term extension to the company’s tenancy in Blyth.
Several key improvements to the firm’s engineering base at the Port’s South Harbour terminal have been completed, including the construction of a brand new office complex to house more than 60 staff, the expansion of workshop space and mega doors as well as the installation of improved parking facilities for up to 250 vehicles.
Having completed the landmark deal, Royal IHC are now well advanced with plans for a period of expansion with various new contracts secured and the creation of a significant number of jobs in Blyth.
The company’s commitment to Port of Blyth is a further boost to the port’s ongoing expansion and is the latest in a series of successes which has seen it emerge as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases.
At the time of committing to the new deal, Royal IHC Managing Director Paul Hardisty, said: “Since transferring our main UK construction facility to the Port of Blyth we have worked closely on developing a strong mutually beneficial partnership. This long term agreement confirms Royal IHC’s confidence in Port of Blyth as the right location to deliver our increasingly innovative products into growing markets.”
On completion of the facilities, Port of Blyth Port Director Alan Todd, said: “Finishing these works is another milestone in our development as a client friendly, forward thinking offshore energy facility. Having committing their long term future to the Port of Blyth, these high quality upgrades provide Royal IHC with the ideal springboard for both growth and seamless project completion in Blyth.”