Newcastle is a major centre for the renewable, offshore and subsea energy industries, registering a 52% growth rate across the sector in the last nine years. We’re home to global giants such as Siemens, TechnipFMC, and Bridon Bekaert. Our heritage of shipbuilding and oil and gas serves us well for transferable skills to the renewable offshore markets. We are the closest city to the world’s largest proposed offshore windfarm - Dogger Bank.

Our region is home to over 5,000 energy-related businesses, employing close to 30,000 people. In fact, the North East has the largest concentration of energy-related companies of any English region. Complementary to this, the regional energy sector is supported by an extensive research and education base. There are 52,000 STEM students across the region, almost 10,000 of whom study engineering and technology subjects; 9.6% of the region’s total students – the highest proportion of any UK region.

Businesses locating here can also benefit from world-leading R&D facilities, including the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. SME’s and industry leaders are also collaborating with academia at Newcastle Helix, home to the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration and the National Innovation Centre for Data.

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