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Offshore energy

  • Our location

    South Tyneside's location on the banks of the River Tyne puts us right at the heart of the UK's fastest growing Energy 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.

    The Government has recognised North East England's strengths in offshore renewables, designating the area as a National Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (CORE) for its exceptional port infrastructure, skills, supply chain and public sector support.

  • Port of Tyne

    South Tyneside is home to the Port of Tyne, one of the most efficient deep sea ports in the UK, providing easy access to offshore energy markets in the North Sea and beyond, including the UK's largest planned offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, just 140km away.

    With properties available such as the Tyne Dock Enterprise Park, offering up to 7.1 hectares of land with 550 metres of direct riverside frontage, manufacturers can benefit immediately from the Port's mature logistics infrastructure including container, RoRo, ferry, bulk cargo, road and rail connectivity as well as Enterprise Zone status offering enhanced capital allowances for investment in plant and machinery. Find out more about the Tyne Dock Enterprise Park.

  • A heritage for engineering excellence

    With a heritage for engineering excellence, the North East is home to a highly skilled, available workforce, benefitting from labour costs for an engineer almost 15% lower than that of Aberdeen. A joint commitment from education and business supports the sector through relevant specialist training and cutting-edge sector research.

    Organisations such as NOF Energy, Subsea North East and Energi Coast provide support to investors in the sector through networks, industry intelligence, marketing and sector introductions.

Support for your business

In South Tyneside, your business can benefit from practical support from our dedicated team. 

Get in touch for a chat about how we can support your business, whether you are thinking about relocating, looking to expand your business, or if you are just starting out. 

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