Local MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the news that Port of Tyne is to become the base for world’s largest
offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank.
The new multi-million pound facility, which includes both office space and a warehouse, will be the
onshore base for Equinor’s teams ensuring the efficient operation of the wind farm. The flagship
project is expected to generate over 200 direct jobs in the region, as well as opportunities for
companies at all levels of the supply chain. The Dogger Bank Wind Farm is estimated to trigger a total
capital investment of approximately GBP 9 billion between 2020 and 2026.
Alan said “This new facility is fantastic news for our area. Renewable energy is one of the UK’s great success stories, providing over a third of our electricity and thousands of jobs. With our strong industrial heritage this project is a perfect fit.”