The Port of Tyne has launched a new green energy park for the UK’s northeast region – Tyne Clean Energy Park. Following selection as Equinor’s flagship operations and maintenance base, for what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank, the Tyne Clean Energy Park will provide infrastructure, catering for all renewable energy production needs.
By choosing the Tyne Clean Energy Park as a commercial base, renewables businesses joining Equinor will have a unique opportunity to co-locate every aspect of their supply chains – from manufacturing and assembly operations to installation and maintenance activities. The Port’s unique location on the River Tyne provides safe and efficient marine access to existing offshore wind farm sites including Dogger Bank, Seagreen and Sofia, plus outstanding air, road and rail transport links to the rest of the UK and beyond.
Port of Tyne is already rapidly transforming its own commercial operations to become a low-carbon industrial hub and made a clear commitment to decarbonization in its Tyne 2050 strategy. This outlines the Port’s strategic vision to become an Enabler and Operator of clean energy-powered maritime supply chain services, including being ‘Carbon Neutral by 2030’ and ‘All Electric by 2040’.
Demonstrating a long-term commitment to innovation, the Port of Tyne is leading the UK’s first 2050 Maritime Innovation Hub, a collaboration of organisations from maritime logistics, technology and academia. Launched in response to the government’s call for greater innovation in maritime, this has focused on a range of projects, including investigating the potential of renewables within Port of Tyne plus maritime relevant solutions using autonomous systems and AI.