Port of Tyne Making Room for Offshore Wind
The Port of Tyne in the UK is nearing the final phase of a GBP 3 million investment program to infill Tyne Dock and increase its offer to potential offshore wind manufacturers.
The program will result in an additional 30ha of land with deep-sea quayside access to support offshore wind, Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, said.
“The demolition of a number of buildings means our latest infrastructure programme provides increased storage capacity at Tyne Dock Enterprise Park, which already has excellent multimodal connectivity by sea, road and rail and offers all the benefits of Enterprise Zone status,” said Beeton.
According to Beeton, with its close proximity of just 67NM from the Seagreen project, 86NM from Hornsea and 98NM from the Sofia and Dogger Bank projects, the Port of Tyne is in a prime position to minimize transit times and service the needs of offshore wind developers.
It is also perfectly placed to support the needs of the offshore energy sector with lock-free, unrestricted access to deep-sea berths adjacent to Enterprise Zone land, a developed supply chain cluster and direct rail connection to Newcastle International airport, the port’s CEO concluded.