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).
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