Offshore



Ideally positioned as the closest Port to serve the North Sea offshore developments at Hornsea, Seagreen and Dogger Bank.

PRIME CENTRAL LOCATION

With direct access to the North Sea, the River Tyne is ideally placed to service the offshore energy sector – including one of the world’s largest offshore wind markets.  The Tyne has the capacity to become a major hub for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms and service the supply chain that will grow from it as well as building on its existing reputation in the oil and gas sector. 

STRONG SUPPLY CHAIN

With over 5,000 energy related businesses located in the region, the North East of England boasts a well-established offshore energy supply chain cluster with an international reputation for excellence in oil and gas, subsea technology, marine engineering and offshore renewables.. Leading companies such as SMD, JDR Cables, Royal IHC, Baker Huges, a GE Company, Technip, A+P, Texo, Smulders Projects UK, Bridon-Bekaert are already based and operating in Tyneside.

EXCELLENT RIVERSIDE SITES

A number of quayside and riverside locations are available, some with infrastructure already in place, enabling companies to set up operations quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively.

Swans Offshore Energy Park

Located in Wallsend, Swans Offshore Energy Park offers 17 hectares of development land with Enterprise Zone status as well as bespoke units to let or for sale. It has a fully operational 400m deep water quay with heavy load out facilities. Find out more.

Royal Quays Enterprise Park

Located in North Shields, Royal Quays Enterprise Park comprises a large development area of up to 30 hectares with Enterprise Zone status. Find out more.

Tyne Dock Enterprise Park

Located in South Shields, Tyne Dock Enterprise Park offers up to 7.1 hectares of land with Enterprise Zone status and 550 metres of direct riverside frontage. It’s fully integrated to a mature logistics infrastructure. Find out more.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

The region’s heritage of engineering excellence in heavy and marine engineering, shipbuilding and offshore oil and gas extraction has resulted in a highly skilled, available workforce, benefitting from labour costs for an engineer almost 15% lower than that of Aberdeen. Its capacity in production engineering is particularly relevant to high-volume offshore development.

Key skills include:

  • Cable and umbilical manufacturing and expertise
  • Ploughing, laying and subsea cable connection
  • Sea bed operations and undersea connection
  • Project management and design engineering techniques
  • Specialist logistics and professional services
  • Marine engineering and general engineering services

WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

The region has a fantastic array of world-class R+D and testing facilities such as the National Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Testing facility, Tyne Subsea and the National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering. There are a number of colleges in the area providing bespoke training for tomorrow’s energy workforce, including South Shields Marine School, which has a worldwide reputation for outstanding maritime training, and the Energy Academy in North Tyneside, which delivers qualifications from Level 2 through to degree level in energy technologies, manufacturing and maintenance.

WELL-CONNECTED INFRASTRUCTURE

The region is served by Newcastle International Airport, with over 80 direct destinations, including daily flights to London, Dubai, Amsterdam and Paris. The national rail network is within easy reach, many direct trains from Newcastle allow executive and workforce movement throughout the UK, with London being less than 3 hours away by train. The Port offers direct sea connections to 5 continents across the world.

PORT OF TYNE: A SAFE HAVEN

We support the day-to-day needs of the offshore sector, providing a safe haven that’s open every day of the year. The Tyne is the perfect base for cost-effective maintenance, testing, layby, spooling, ship repair, bunkering, storage, supply, support, crew change and other activities.

With our fast and easy access to the North Sea, we are perfectly placed to provide support for companies operating in the wind, oil & gas and decommissioning sectors.

Port of Tyne ticks every box, from its proximity to the offshore sites to the fact that it can offer queue & lock free access, and 13.5m deep draft, so whatever your offshore business needs... The Tyne is right.


Key Facts

  • Reliable, year-round, lock-free access
  • No air draft restrictions
  • Layby berths mean no queueing offshore

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Speak to our team, call +44 (0)330 024 0965 or send us a message.

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