The Port offers a comprehensive portfolio of major sites ready for development, quayside and riverside locations are available with infrastructure in place.
Benefiting from existing quay and crane access, these sites represent a low-risk solution for companies planning to support the offshore market, set in a prime location that will deliver significant savings in time and costs when moving components for the industry.
Thirty hectares of the Port’s North Estate 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.
KEEPING TRAFFIC FLOWING
The Port of Tyne is a deep-river port offering round-the-clock access. Lock-free, the main quays are situated just 4km from the open sea with no height or air draft restrictions, accommodating panamax-class vessels, offshore platforms and all purpose-built wind farm installation vessels.
To further improve access, the Port has just completed a £5m dredging operation, deepening the river by just under a metre to 10 metres below chart datum and 13 metres at the berth, enabling it to accommodate over 83% of the world’s bulk carrier fleet.