Remediation Work Starts at £26m Northumberland Energy Park Site

The Port of Blyth’s partner in Energy Central, Advance Northumberland, has reached a significant milestone in the redevelopment of the former Blyth Power Station Enterprise Zone in Blyth, which is to become the Northumberland Energy Park (phase 1).

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The contract to undertake the ground works and dock extension has been awarded to Farrans Building and Civil Engineering, following a competitive tender process.

Since acquiring the site Advance Northumberland have made significant progress over the last 18 months including securing funding, obtaining planning permission and finding a main contractor to undertake the programme of work.

The main purpose of this activity is to attract investment to bring the site back into use with a particular focus on the offshore energy sector, creating new jobs and boosting the local and regional economy.

Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive at Port of Blyth, said: “We’re pleased to see that this hugely exciting development site and a key part of the Energy Central offering in Blyth, has reached a significant milestone with the appointment of a contractor.

Source: Port of Blyth website. Read the full article here

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