The Port of Tyne’s geographical location, only 96 nautical miles from Dogger Bank, ensures it is ideally placed to become a major centre for the manufacture and maintenance of offshore wind turbines and to service and support the attendant supply chain.
Businesses located at the Port can establish themselves as market ready within a much shorter timescale than in other locations. This is due to several factors including a supportive planning approach for manufacturing sites, financial support and North East Local Enterprise Zone status incentives in some areas.
Two of the Port’s sites, Royal Quays Enterprise Park and Tyne Dock Enterprise Park fall within the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) Enterprise Zone, which provides further incentives for investors in the offshore sector. The Enterprise Zone has been given the status of one of five of the UK’s dedicated CORE (Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering) sites.
Close to Newcastle upon Tyne, the Port offers direct sea connections to 5 continents across the world.
It has excellent overland connections with the rest of the UK and Europe, both by rail and is just 15 minutes drive from the A1 and A19 road routes.
The Port is also well served by Newcastle International Airport.