The North East of England has a strong supply chain with extensive experience of supporting the marine and offshore sectors. This is one of many advantages gained from the region’s long tradition of shipbuilding and heavy engineering and its wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry.
Over 250 companies based in the North East either have an existing commitment to offshore wind supply, or have a strong potential to diversify from existing activity. Specifically, the Tyne now hosts a number of important offshore supply companies, including SMD (Soil Machine Dynamics), Technip Umbilicals, Wellstream, OGN Group, A & P Tyne and Newcastle Marine Design Centre. Narec is also situated within 20km of the river.
The Port is also a member of NOF Energy, based in Durham, a highly proactive business development organisation working on behalf of the companies within the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors.