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


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. 


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 Hughes, a GE Company, Technip, A+P, Texo, Smulders Projects UK, Bridon-Bekaert are already based and operating in Tyneside.


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.

Tyneside Works

Tyneside Works is a former chemicals site in Jarrow offering 13.35 hectares of land with 275m river frontage suitable for development of quay edge.  The current owners are to fully remediate the site leaving an office building and gatehouse with weighbridge.  Find out more.

Jarrow Green Business Park

Jarrow Green Business Park occupies 5.3 hectares and is located 250m downstream from A&P Tyne yard.  The site has the potential for the creation of 375m quay edge. Find out more.


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


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 Pressure Testing and the National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering.


There are a number of colleges in the area delivering bespoke training for tomorrow’s energy workforce including South Shields Marine School, an OPITO approved training centre with a worldwide reputation for outstanding maritime training. The Energy Academy in North Tyneside delivers qualifications from Level 2 through to degree level in energy technologies, manufacturing and maintenance. AIS and Maersk Training also offer specialist courses for the offshore oil & gas, wind energy and industrial sectors from their state-of-the-art industrial training facilities in the region.


A team of advisors are on hand to provide a coordinated and single point of contact to help you to set up and grow your business on Tyneside. This hands-on support includes:

- Finding the right commercial property, premises and land

- Sector specific information and introductions to contacts and networks

- Recruitment and training support

- Practical relocation support

- Funding advice, support and guidance

- Access to professional services and specialist support

- Ongoing support to help you grow and deliver successful projects


Businesses looking to locate on Tyneside from outside of the North East region can benefit from a comprehensive range of help and practical assistance to make your move that little bit easier. We have joined forces with a range of private sector partners to offer an inclusive package of support including:

- Free office space while you set up in the region

- Discounted professional consultancy including legal, accountancy and recruitment services

- Reduced rates for local hotels and serviced apartments

To discuss your company’s requirements in more detail and to find out if the Soft Landing Programme is right for your business, please speak to a member of our team or visit:

Invest North Tyneside

Invest South Tyneside


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.


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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