Advance Northumberland have reached another major milestone in the redevelopment of the former Blyth Power Station Enterprise Zone, where work is well on the way to create the new deep water dock with direct link to a 12 ha development plateau.
The activity aims to maximise the potential of the site to attract investment from the offshore energy industry and capitalise on the growth in this sector. The Port of Blyth, Advance Northumberland, Catapult and other partners have already made significant progress in capturing market share through business development and the Energy Central campaign.
The works to the Ash Barge Dock will create a fit for purpose deep water berth for larger vessels. The development area is undergoing excavation, material processing and site levelling. Works commenced in January this year and are due to complete in August 2020.
Northumberland Energy Park is primed to capitalise on offshore energy projects in the North Sea and beyond. The work will bring the site back into use, creating new jobs and further investment to Blyth and boosting the regional economy.