Freight News, Sea

Tyne to be Dogger Bank base

[ May 15, 2020   //   ]

Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank are to build a new operations and maintenance (O&M ) base at the Port of Tyne.
Construction of the wind farm, led by SSE Renewables, began in January 2020 and Equinor will construct the new O&M base, and operate the wind farm for its expected life of more than 25 years.
Port chief executive Matt Beeton, said: “This is clearly a very important milestone in attracting such leading names in offshore power generation to the port but it’s also extremely important for the wider region in terms of local supply chain and employment opportunities. The Port recently launched its ‘Tyne 2050’ plan with a vision to become one of the most environmentally sustainable ports in the UK by 2030. Offshore wind is a key component of that strategy.”