A UNIQUE LOCATION

About Energy Central
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About

Welcome to Energy Central

Energy Central - A premier deep-water East Coast UK energy base located in the North East of England – is delivered through a unique partnership between Arch and the Port of Blyth which brings together:

Nearly 200 HA of strategic, quay linked development sites.

The Port’s expertise in managing and supporting time-critical offshore energy projects.

National energy infrastructure including the North Sea Link UK/Norway Interconnector and National Grid assets.

Market access offshore energy developments in the North Sea including offshore wind projects (Dogger Bank, Hornsea and Firth of Forth).

This partnership is underpinned by access to a readymade skills base, a highly connected location and an established offshore energy and fabrication cluster to support your operations at Energy Central.

Arch and the Port of Blyth have a selection of strategic land development sites across the Blyth Estuary, identified as prime locations for energy sector businesses looking to relocate and grow in Northumberland. The partnership also offer a series of investment packages and incentives from fully serviced land and infrastructure to complete turnkey solutions.

An extensive specialist supply chain capability has developed within, and adjacent to, Energy Central at the nearby Blyth Riverside Business Park. The park is one of Northumberland’s most established business and manufacturing clusters ensuring your supply chain is within easy reach.

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Key Sites

Arch and the Port of Blyth have a selection of strategic land development sites across the Blyth Estuary, identified as prime locations for energy sector businesses looking to relocate and grow in Northumberland, located in the North East of England. We also offer a series of investment packages from fully serviced land and infrastructure to complete turnkey solutions.

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Development sites

These are the current sites for development at Energy Central.

Northumberland Energy Park Phases 1, 2 and 3
Dun Cow Quay
Bates Terminal & Wimbourne Quay
South Harbour
Battleship Wharf
Commissioners Quay
Blyth Riverside Business Park
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
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Opportunities & Benefits

Energy Central offers a wealth of unique opportunities with clear benefits to those who choose to take advantage. Click on the icons below for detailed information.

Access to markets
River and Port Capabilities
Innovation and R&D capabilities
Skills and talent
Incentives and investment
North East Enterprise Zone status
An established engineering cluster and supply chain
Local Development Orders (LDOs)
Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE)
Exciting Opportunities
Connected Location
Port Expertise
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Our Team

We have a diverse and experienced team bringing experience of planning, design and development. Here are the some of the members of our management team.

Julie Dodds

Julie Dodds

Head of Economic Growth
John Hildreth

John Hildreth

Business Growth and Investment Manager
Paul Littlefair

Paul Littlefair

Director of Commercial and Infrastructure
Michael Black

Michael Black

Head of Investments
Lara Baker

Lara Baker

Project Manager
Lee Farrier

Lee Farrier

Head of Estates
Julie Dodds

Julie Dodds

Head of Economic Growth
John Hildreth

John Hildreth

Business Growth and Investment Manager
Paul Littlefair

Paul Littlefair

Director of Commercial and Infrastructure
Michael Black

Michael Black

Head of Investments
Lara Baker

Lara Baker

Project Manager
Lee Farrier

Lee Farrier

Head of Estates
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News and Events

Catch up with all the latest developments at Energy Central.

Energy Central ramps up for Offshore Wind Week
The premier offshore energy base is booming in Blyth
Energy Central to launch at world’s largest offshore wind exhibition
International energy company opens Blyth office
East Sleekburn supporting sustainable energy
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Case studies

Catch up with all the latest case studies at Energy Central.

Global Marine Group Subsea Expertise
Interconnector Projects
EDF Energy Renewables: Blyth Offshore Demonstration Wind Farm
Royal IHC World’s most advanced J-Lay Pipe System

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