Port of Tyne Getting Ready for Offshore Wind

The Port of Tyne, one of the two deep-sea ports in North East England, is investing in the third phase of clearance and remediation of Tyne Dock Enterprise Park to prepare the site for offshore wind manufacturers.

Port of Tyne/Illustration

The Port of Tyne, within 100 nautical miles of the Dogger Bank, Hornsea, Seagreen and Sofia wind farms has reclaimed 30 acres of land and invested almost GBP 10 million in making Tyne Dock Enterprise Park ‘offshore ready’.

The latest phase in the Port’s infrastructure programme sees the demolition of a 2,000 square metre elevated platform and ancillary work to further clear the site.

“Offshore Wind is a sector in which the North East has particular strengths and an area of strategic importance for the regional economy, with the potential to build on our already globally important offshore energy and subsea cluster,” Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, said.

“Tyne Dock Enterprise Park offers unrivalled access to the East Coast development sites, direct rail connectivity to Newcastle and an international airport, major road networks and multiple riverside berths.”