Port of Blyth opens unique £1m Wind Turbine Training Facility
The Port of Blyth has officially launched a £1m Wind Turbine Training facility complete with a full...
It’s an exciting time to be working in Northumberland. TEXO is proud to be based at the Port of Blyth and it’s very encouraging to see the positive benefits of the substantial investment and expansion that is currently happening on the estuary.
Port of Blyth is one of the UK’s leading Offshore Energy Bases and is home to some of the renewable energy sector’s leading companies. The Port frequently supports complex projects across offshore energy, providing value added services to a wide range of customers, earning an exceptional reputation.
In recent months, the Port launched its Bates Clean Energy Terminal development, a multi-million-pound upgrade to the existing terminal. The new facility is served by a heavy lift quay with an additional seven hectares of remediated land available for immediate development. The site will benefit from a wide range of low carbon features such as solar power and mine water heating that will help incoming businesses to meet their net zero emissions commitments.
The Port is also an integral part of the Energy Central partnership between the Port, ORE Catapult and Northumberland County Council aimed at attracting and supporting inward investment to the Blyth estuary. One of the partnership’s most exciting developments is the Northumberland Energy Park Phase 1, a £35m redevelopment of prime quayside land and one of the east coast’s largest sites.
Northumberland County Council, Northumberland College and Port Training Services recently announced a one million pound investment in the creation and development of a regional welding and fabrication training facility in Blyth to support education, the local community and to create job opportunities within the region.
TEXO Ports Services’ facility has been designed on lean 5S principles and methodologies to ensure maximum efficiency is brought into all project and operational requirements whilst also encouraging this mindset into all our employees. Through recognising the needs of our clients and following this up with substantial investment we are fully equipped to execute operations remotely, both within the local area and nationally.
We have successfully supported multiple mobilisations with a 100% track record in quality, safety and efficiency in all of our operations. We are excited by the current expansion of the Port of Blyth and the opportunities that this will present to us. TEXO Port Services is proud to be the Port of Blyth’s supplier of choice whilst also maintaining our commitment to our ever-growing customer base. And, mindful of our responsibilities towards the next generation of the workforce, and the significant local investment in job creation, we are committed to the development of young people in the region and supporting the engineering industry. We will shortly be launching an apprenticeship scheme at the Port of Blyth, and our Recruitment division also has a base here.
The offshore energy market is able to take advantage of TEXO Port Services ‘One Stop Shop’ approach which boasts 24/7 support, 365 days a year. Our multi-disciplined approach means we can confidently take on complex and challenging projects, backed by full complex operation support and management.
It’s a fantastic time to be part of the Port of Blyth environment, and we’re looking forward to contributing to the success of the area in the years to come.
- Alan Conway, TEXO Port Services Managing Director