Established in 1882 Port of Blyth is one of the UK’s largest Trust Ports, contributing significantly to trade in the North East of England and supporting thousands of jobs in the region.
Ideally located midway between Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, Port of Blyth is a leading UK offshore energy support base and is well placed to support major projects in the North Sea and beyond. These include major offshore wind developments, oil and gas supply and decommissioning.
The Trust Port model ensures that all profits are reinvested directly into the Port and its facilities for the benefit of all its commercial and community stakeholders.
The Port is highly experienced in mobilising offshore windfarm projects, regularly handling and storing large and complex lifts in relation to piles, cables and foundations.
Umbilicals, flow-lines, ROVs, subsea ploughs, A-Frames, carousels and tower lay systems are regularly loaded in and out on a variety of quays throughout the Port.
The Port’s main asset is its workforce who have an absolute focus on delivering a first class, safety-first service to a growing list of valued partners and customers. All stevedores are trained to the highest standards; all holding nationally recognised qualifications delivered by our award winning training division, Port Training Services, one of the leading providers of port, marine and offshore related vocational qualifications in the UK. The Port holds both ISO 9001 and ISO 45001, being the first UK port to qualify for the latter.
In 2021 the Port launched the exciting Bates Clean Energy Terminal, a major low carbon redevelopment scheme that will zero carbon mine water heating to new buildings, port electrification including heavy cranage, solar and other renewable power generation, shore-to-ship power, robotics, automation, alternative fuel innovations to support next generation vessels and much more. These upgrades will support Government ambitions set out in the Clean Maritime Plan and 2050 net zero targets whilst also serving the operational needs of the offshore wind industry as it moves to adopt clean maritime technologies and dramatically reduce emissions associated with operation and maintenance.
The Port of Blyth is regarded as one of the key offshore energy bases not only in the UK but across Europe and with a strong reputation for creating successful partnerships and offering competitive port costs, with a mature supply chain on site, the Port of Blyth is confident of providing highly attractive solutions to customers throughout the sector.