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20 May 2019 Ports & Logistics

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, […]

2 May 2018 Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

The deep-water heavy lift vessel Aegir has started lifting suction bucket jacket foundations, built for Vattenfall's  European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), at the Port of Tyne’s Northumbrian Quay in North Shields.

12 June 2014 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

In 2013, the Port of Tyne saw cargo volumes increase by 25% to 8.1m tonnes, and turnover rose 16% to £73 million compared to 2012. Andrew Moffat, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, said that 2013 had been another record year, and looking back over five years, the Port had achieved substantial growth not only […]

24 January 2013 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Tyne is stepping up the pace in the race to provide clean, green renewable fuels for the future with £180m investment plans for its south bank estate in South Tyneside. On the back of several years of record growth, the Port has focussed its business strategy for further growth on renewable energy […]

31 October 2012 Ports & Logistics

The giants of the renewable industry are set to gather in Scotland this week – and the Port of Tyne will be at the heart of the action. Renewable UK – the world’s largest conference and exhibition of its kind - will bring together 300 different organisations working in the generation and supply of new […]

4 October 2012 Ports & Logistics

MPI Adventure, a wind turbine installation vessel commissioned by the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), is expected to arrive to the Port of Tyne today, The Journal informs. The vessel was launched from MPI Offshore’s base in Middlesbrough to collect a 750-tonne Met Mast, which will take about 18 hours. MPI Adventure is scheduled to […]

18 June 2012 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Tyne has acquired 10 acres of land adjoining its Tyne Dock estate in South Shields from the Administrators of McNulty Offshore Group Holdings Limited. It is a strategic acquisition which will support the Port’s plans for future growth in both its existing business sectors and new areas.  Andrew Moffat, Chief Executive Officer […]

8 March 2019 Ports & Logistics

UK ports are well placed to support the offshore wind industry, but a versatile and flexible planning system is needed to help ports prepare for the new opportunities presented in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said. ''This will be vital to ensure that ports remain agile and responsive […]

5 December 2016

Atkins, which has been acting as Technical Advisor to EDF Energy Renewables for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm, is moving into a delivery role on the project as the wind farm is now under construction. Experts from Atkins joined the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project team to review the designs and provide additional assurance and risk management […]

11 March 2016 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Maersk Training in Newcastle is inviting South Tyneside residents aged 19 or over to enroll onto its range of funded and accredited education programmes designed to support individuals gain entry into the offshore wind energy market. For anyone aged 19 - 24, places are available on the Wind Turbine Technician Traineeship. This career transition programme provides […]

20 August 2014 Training & Education

Maersk Training offers free places on Offshore Wind Training Course to local unemployed people in Tyneside, to help them take advantage of job opportunities in the thriving offshore wind energy market. The courses are open to people who are unemployed, a UK resident for the past 3 years, aged 19 or over and live in […]

15 August 2014 Environment

Colleagues from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth are just one of the businesses across South East Northumberland and Tyne & Wear strapping on their bike helmets and putting on their walking shoes to compete in a sustainable travel competition this summer. Organised by Go Smarter, the North East […]

28 April 2014

Local unemployed people in Tyneside are being offered free places on a new training course designed to help them take advantage of job opportunities in the thriving offshore wind energy market. The course is open to people who are unemployed, a UK resident for the past 3 years, aged 19 or over and live in […]

7 December 2012 Business & Finance

South West companies attending the Offshore Energy Supply Chain Event, hosted by RWE and Regen SW at Sandy Park, Exeter, have been urged to target the offshore wind and marine energy sectors to develop new business opportunities and secure a share of this multi-billion pound industry. Over 160 potential offshore-wind supply chain companies, including a […]

20 September 2012

Offshore Group Newcastle Limited announces that the planning application for a new 36,000sqm offshore wind fabrication facility was approved by North Tyneside Council on 18th September. The 36,000sqm building will house an offshore wind fabrication facility, where jacket foundations for offshore wind turbines will be produced, including the innovative Triton foundation. The Project has the […]

1 May 2012

Installation of the 20,000MW of offshore wind turbines in the UK as a part of the announced green energy revolution sweeping its way through the country will push its way ahead through the South Tyneside as well, the core of the North East’s incipient low-carbon economy, nebusiness informed. “South Tyneside is a perfect fit for […]

13 April 2012 Training & Education

Offshore skills centre in North Tyneside, developed by Advanced Industrial Solutions and Maersk Training, is offering new courses in hanging from 65ft on a wind turbine, or bolting a high-powered cable while off a ladder, reported ITV news. They expect more than 4,000 trainees this year. The new centre is more than double the size […]

21 March 2012

A&P Tyne ship repair yard has made a good start to 2012 with a multi-million pound order book for the first quarter of the year. The Hebburn yard, which suffered a disappointing end to 2011 with the unexpected loss of an aircraft carrier contract, has bounced back and is now bustling with activity as work […]

8 March 2012

Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP reiterated the Government’s commitment to supporting UK supply chain companies' ambitions to win contracts at NOF Energy's annual conference. Mr Hendry, who is Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, was speaking at NOF Energy's conference, Energy: A Balanced Future in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (7/3/12). He praised the […]

8 February 2012 Training & Education

A team of engineers from Dale Power Solutions have completed an intensive 4 day marine safety training programme, at Narec and South Tyneside College, to enable them to work safely when working on offshore wind sites. Trainees undertook 2 days of Working at Height and Rescue Training on Narec’s 27m high Training Tower in Blyth […]

29 December 2011

A state committee charged with finding offshore sites for wave energy announced last week that it would hold a public meeting.. By Larry Coonrod (southlincolncountynews) [mappress] Source: southlincolncountynews, December 29, 2011; Image: oceanpowertechnologies

6 December 2011

THE owner of a former Tyneside shipyard is preparing to invest £50m in converting part of the site into a facility to make wind turbine foundations – creating hundreds of jobs. OGN Group is already using a section of Hadrian Yard in Wallsend to build an oil production platform for American firm Apache, a deal […]

21 October 2011

A&P TYNE is part of a newly-launched North East “Super Group” formed to tell global business just how deep the region’s talent pool is in the growth area of renewable energy. The influential band of companies – united under the name Energi Coast - aim to demonstrate the region’s ability to service the entire needs […]

20 June 2011

  A&P Group has won a contract with an important new client, P&O Maritime Services, carrying out conversion work on the company’s impressive European Supporter cable-laying vessel. The Group’s Hebburn yard has carried out numerous repairs and refurbishments for P&O Ferries but this is their first commission from Australian-based P&O Maritime Services. Martin Robertson, Sales […]

26 May 2011 R&D

  As part of a three programme, Narec (National Renewable Energy Centre) in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment/British Embassy Sweden and partners hosted a technology and innovation workshop to explore collaborative R&D opportunities for accelerating deployment and demonstration of offshore renewable energy devices. Delegates from the UK and Sweden from industry and academia identified […]

15 April 2011 Environment

The key to successful offshore wind development in the Great Lakes will be balance: finding middle ground between blanket opposition and...   By Jeremy Moule (rochestercitynewspaper) [mappress] Source: rochestercitynewspaper, April 15, 2011;