The Port of Tyne in north-east England is setting up a green energy park as a base for the region’s renewable energy industry.
Port of Tyne Clean Energy Park will benefit from unrestricted, lock free access to berths with 13-metre of depth alongside, the Port said.
It added that Equinor’s decision to choose the Port as the operations and maintenance base for the Dogger Bank offshore wind complex provided the catalyst for further land clearance to free up additional space for renewable energy tenants.
The energy park will provide infrastructure catering for all renewable energy production needs, with a total of 81 hectares of land soon to become available within the park’s perimeters, the Port said.
Port of Tyne chief executive Matt Beeton said: “Port ofTyne Clean Energy Park provides a fantastic opportunity for companies in the renewables sector who are looking for a long term operational base.
“We are absolutely committed to becoming a low carbon industrial hub and supporting innovation, so launching a green business hub at the Port is a natural evolution of our vision.
“With our access to offshore wind locations and deep water facilities, Tyne Clean Energy Park is definitely the most versatile on the east coast.
“We’ve created a unique, development-ready blank canvas for renewables businesses to expand their operations and in facilitating this, we can directly contribute towards achieving 60% UK content for each wind farm developed.
“It’s integral to securing the green recovery that our region and the whole country so desperately needs.”