Why Energy Central?

A premier deep-water, East Coast energy base

Energy Central is a premier deep water UK base located in Blyth, North East England and offers nearly 200 HA of strategic, quay linked development sites.

It is a ready-made cluster for businesses working across renewable energy, offshore wind, subsea engineering, decommissioning, battery manufacturing and energy storage.

Located on the East Coast of the UK, Energy Central offers lock free access to the North Sea basin and has more than 50 HA of sites with access to deep water quays.

As a single location gateway, Energy Central has a well-developed supply chain and a highly skilled workforce with strong expertise in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. Businesses locating to Energy Central can reduce costs and maximise productivity through local collaboration.

More than £30m of government funding has been secured to provide the right conditions for economic growth within Energy Central and the Energy Central partnership offers a series of investment packages and incentives, from fully serviced land and infrastructure to complete turnkey solutions.

North East England is a lead UK region for offshore energy and is recognised by the UK Government as having Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (CORE) status.

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Take advantage of exceptional connectivity 

Energy Central benefits from an exceptional strategic location which gives it both superb market access and outstanding transport links.

It offers excellent access to offshore energy developments in the North Sea and is close to major automotive, manufacturing and engineering clusters.

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World Class R&D

Go further with world-class R&D

Energy Central has a unique R&D offering, which businesses can draw on to drive innovation.

It is home to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, which operates the most comprehensive open access and independent test and research facilities anywhere in the world, and extensive university facilities.

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Skills and Talent

Draw from the talent on your doorstep

Energy Central offers an experienced and ready-made skills base, with more than 20,000 people in North East England working in the energy sector, and a strong manufacturing and engineering tradition in the region.

There are extensive training facilities at Energy Central, including a £1 million wind turbine training facility.

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Supply Chain

Access a strong supply chain and extensive opportunities for collaboration 

Energy Central is an established cluster with a range of businesses serving the renewable energy, decommissioning, subsea and engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The North East is home to major multinational companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and specialist engineering, manufacturing and technology companies, and the region’s businesses are well supported by industry networks.

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Benefit from financial incentives and funding 

Energy Central provides access to more than 16 HA of designated North East Enterprise Zone development space.

Businesses at Energy Central can also tap into a number of funds to support growth.

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Build your business on exceptional infrastructure 

Energy Central has a readily available power capacity of up to 100 MVA and boasts extensive National Grid infrastructure and access to low carbon energy.

It also offers comprehensive port facilities, with five deep-water terminals and more than 1.5km of working quayside.

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Quality of Life

Enjoy a great quality of life

The North East offers an exceptional quality of life and its combination of lower living costs, natural beauty, rich heritage, cultural attractions and a vibrant retail and leisure offering attracts companies and employees from around the world.

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“Vessel operators using Port of Blyth should be happy in the knowledge that it is a well-equipped port that can resolve any challenges they have through the local skills base and supply chain.”

Alan Conway, Managing Director of Port Services at Texo

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