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  1. 1. Tees Valley Engineering the Future How Tees Valley is Shaping our WorldVisit us online
  2. 2. ContentsTo use this interactive 02 The Engineering 11 Engineering Design 17 green Powerpdf simply click on the region revolutionlinks or content list 13 Sub Sea & Offshoreto be directed to the 04 Workforce 14 Process industriesrelevant pages or use the of Engineers 16 Decommissioningnavigation arrows below. 06 Shaping the World 08 Who’s here? 22 global gateway 26 Tees Valley 28 help for Your 24 Cost-effective Lifestyle next Move Solutions 29 Key Contacts 25 Choice of Sites and Premises EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 01
  3. 3. The engineering RegionCONTeNTS Tees Valley is located on the north East coast of02 The Engineering region04 Workforce of Engineers England, ideally positioned between Manchester,06 Shaping the World Leeds and newcastle. it includes the towns of08 Who’s here? Darlington, hartlepool, Middlesbrough, redcar Edinburgh11 Engineering Design and Stockton, but has a wider sphere of influence Glasgow13 Sub Sea & Offshore14 Process industries extending to the entire north East and Yorkshire. Newcastle16 Decommissioning17 green Power revolution Tees Valley22 global gateway24 Cost-effective Solutions Leeds25 Choice of Sites and Premises26 Tees Valley Lifestyle Liverpool Hartlepool Manchester28 help for Your next Move29 Key Contacts Billingham Birmingham Redcar Stockton-on-Tees Middlesbrough Darlington Thornaby- Guisborough Cardiff on-Tees Bristol London Eaglescliffe Yarm EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 02
  4. 4. The engineering RegionCONTeNTS the population of the sub-region had02 The Engineering region been increasing steadily in recent years Population within 30 minutes and one hour drive time of Tees Valley - 2008 and in mid-2008 had reached over04 Workforce of Engineers 660,000, making up about one quarter total population Working population total population Working population06 Shaping the World of that of the north east region. the within 30 mins within 30 mins within 1 hour within 1 hour08 Who’s here? catchment area population of the sub-region, however, is significantly Darlington centre 850,300 522,100 2,732,500 1,692,00011 Engineering Design higher, with up to one million people13 Sub Sea & Offshore within thirty minutes drive time from Hartlepool centre 1,071,900 665,700 2,608,700 1,617,60014 Process industries its main centres and 2.7 million within an hour. Middlesbrough centre 902,800 552,300 2,763,500 1,710,60016 Decommissioning17 green Power revolution the local road network is excellent and uncongested with the fastest flowing stockton 1,005,700 614,400 2,763,500 1,710,60022 global gateway traffic in the country, something which24 Cost-effective Solutions enables average commuting times Redcar 585,800 360,200 1,626,800 1,003,50025 Choice of Sites and Premises of just 22 minutes.26 Tees Valley Lifestyle Darlington’s railway station is part of28 help for Your next Move the main east coast rail network and provides rapid connections southwards29 Key Contacts to london and northwards to Glasgow and edinburgh in a little over two hours. Durham tees Valley Airport offers flights Tees Valley to a wide variety of major destinations across the uK and europe including has the Amsterdam and Aberdeen. fastest-flowing urban traffic speeds in the UK EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 03
  5. 5. Workforce of engineersCONTeNTS Around a million and engineering is in our make-up, it’s ingrained in everything we do. this in 2009, the university won the university of the Year and outstanding employer Dr Paul shelton, Assistant Dean for education Partnerships and opportunities, said:02 The Engineering region04 Workforce of Engineers a half people of working tradition and heritage provides an engagement initiative in the times Higher “Our course meets the specific needs important foundation for the teaching education awards.06 Shaping the World age can be found within and training of the new skills and of the local engineering supply More than £120 million has been invested08 Who’s here? 30 miles of Tees Valley. qualifications that make the tees Valley one of the most fertile places in recent years on a friendly town centre chain companies, many of whom support the process industries in11 Engineering Design Whilst the local workforce for developing talent. campus, with building work well under way on a new £17 million showpiece Tees Valley and the wider north East13 Sub Sea & Offshore14 Process industries is undoubtedly hard- teesside university is widely regarded dental education and sports therapy region. But we also attract a number as one of the best new universities in complex. other new developments of sponsored overseas students16 Decommissioning working (putting in more the country, excelling in the particular include the £12 million Phoenix Building from areas of the world such as17 green Power revolution overtime than any other disciplines that make it so invaluable to the local economy, especially its links and £10 million Athena Building. the new facilities enhance teesside’s reputation as the gulf States. Much of the project22 global gateway part of the uK) and very with the engineering, process and energy a leading university for digital innovation, work within the course is industry24 Cost-effective Solutions sectors. in total, more than 500 students computing, design, media and health. based or aimed at solving real25 Choice of Sites and Premises loyal (one of the lowest each year study engineering at the industry problem, and this is a major According to the Guardian university26 Tees Valley Lifestyle turnover rates in the university. Guide 2009, Mechanical engineering attraction, as is the fact that virtually28 help for Your next Move country), it’s the skills that teesside university was ranked as best in the country. this demonstrates the close all our graduates go on to have successful careers in the industry.”29 Key Contacts keep companies coming partnership between local engineering companies and the university. to the area. Teesside University tees Valley is home to more than 24,000 students studying at both is ranked number teesside and the expanding stockton one in UK campus of Durham university. for mechanical engineering EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 04
  6. 6. Workforce of engineersCONTeNTS training the workforce of the future the education system is also changing02 The Engineering region is a key priority for tees Valley, with to meet the uK’s skills agenda. the CaSe STUDY several innovative schemes in place new Diploma qualification for 14-1904 Workforce of Engineers to help companies and their current year-olds has gone live in five subjects - The NeTa06 Shaping the World and prospective workers. the area is now home to the £10m national skills construction and the built environment; creative and media; engineering; Training group08 Who’s here? Academy for the Process industries, information technology, and society,11 Engineering Design which is an employer-led centre of health and development. it is initially netA was set up in 1975, and has gained recognition as one of the13 Sub Sea & Offshore excellence launched to address skills and being piloted in a number of areas uK’s largest vocational training providers, with four sites locally.14 Process industries training needs throughout the chemical, across the uK - including Middlesbrough polymer, and pharmaceutical sectors. and Hartlepool. While the engineering16 Decommissioning netA has one of the largest vocational that meets the needs of almost 3,000 Diploma is now available in tees Valley,17 green Power revolution learning resources in the country. All of its companies each year and its current the full range of 17 disciplines should be training centres contain industry standard portfolio can offer candidates training22 global gateway up and running by 2011. equipment and the training provision in areas ranging from electrical,24 Cost-effective Solutions teesside university has secured the is delivered from sites within the tees Welding and Mechanical engineering to25 Choice of Sites and Premises second largest grant in the country Valley. the integration of working rigs and scaffolding, Gas, instrumentation and26 Tees Valley Lifestyle Tees Valley for a workforce development initiative simulated site activity into the learning electronics.28 help for Your next Move has double between academia and business. it will receive up to £13 million including process maximises the effective use of resources and creates a realistic learning29 Key Contacts the UK average a £5.2 million injection from the Higher experience for individuals. netA has of 16-24 yr olds education Funding Council for england. developed its range of services to a level with trade in tees Valley, there are more than 7,000 enrolments on engineering courses with apprenticeships accredited training providers each year, WWW.netA.Co.uK of these 1,500 are apprenticeships. it was the first independent training provider in the uK to achieve certification in the training Quality standard with excellence in engineering. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 05
  7. 7. Shaping the WorldCONTeNTS Challenging times call for people and places02 The Engineering region04 Workforce of Engineers with a proven track record.06 Shaping the World Creating a low carbon economy is no longer08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design a choice, it’s an imperative.13 Sub Sea & Offshore We need specialist skills, industrial know-how14 Process industries16 Decommissioning and innovative minds.17 green Power revolution It’s just as well you can find them22 global gateway24 Cost-effective Solutions all in one place… Tees Valley.25 Choice of Sites and Premises26 Tees Valley Lifestyle28 help for Your next Move29 Key Contacts EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 06
  8. 8. Shaping the World 6000CONTeNTS engineering the future02 The Engineering region With the race on to harness the potential04 Workforce of Engineers of alternative and renewable energy06 Shaping the World sources, tees Valley companies are at the forefront of developments including the: TeeSPORT HaNDleS08 Who’s here? 6,000 SHIPS eaCH YeaR11 Engineering Design development of offshore wind projects in the north sea13 Sub Sea & Offshore construction of europe’s largest14 Process industries bio-ethanol plant at Wilton16 Decommissioning international17 green Power revolution wave and tidal power research at the22 global gateway tees Barrage Teesside University24 Cost-effective Solutions engineering, it’s our heritage We’re still building the world these new developments compliment the extensive energy-related supply-chain named University25 Choice of Sites and Premises today, the people of tees Valley are once26 Tees Valley Lifestyle With several hundred years of engineering excellence, tees Valley again helping to shape the world. Britain’s in the region of oil and gas, nuclear and of the Year by the28 help for Your next Move companies are never shy of taking up tallest building, Canary Wharf tower, was other power generation companies. Times in 2009 a challenge. For the last two centuries, built with steelwork made, designed and it’s not just energy and power that make29 Key Contacts tees Valley has been a globally important fashioned here; as was the arch of the tees Valley so important. Cutting-edge industrial base. new Wembley stadium and Heathrow product innovation in everything from Airport’s terminal 5. in every corner of the medicine to transport makes the area an world, from the Hong Kong Convention engineering powerhouse. Added to this, Centre to the new World trade Centre tees Valley has a strong concentration being built in new York, tees Valley of process industries (from petrochemicals companies are involved. to biotechnology); major construction and civil engineering players; specialist niche service providers; consulting and design companies; high-technology research and development; and an established infrastructure of support organisations. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 07
  9. 9. Who’s Here?CONTeNTS Major Engineering Companies in Tees Valley. Cleveland Bridge Corus Construction & Industrial www.corusgroup.com02 The Engineering region Darlington, Dl1 4De Redcar, ts10 5QW04 Workforce of Engineers aker Solutions Balfour Beatty Management Global leader in technology-based supplies plates, sections, wire rod06 Shaping the World engineering, construction and steel and semi-finished steel to a number of08 Who’s here? stockton-on-tees, ts18 3Re Wynyard, ts22 5ss fabrication services. different markets including construction,11 Engineering Design Global provider of engineering and Management Consulting, Project stockholding, shipbuilding & engineering,13 Sub Sea & Offshore construction services, technology Management, engineering Management, Cleveland Cable Company energy, foundations and wire drawers.14 Process industries products and integrated solutions. Commercial Management knowledge Professional Consultancy services. Middlesbrough, ts2 1QW Corus Tubes16 Decommissioning aMeC one of the leading distributor of electrical17 green Power revolution Balfour Beatty engineering Services Hartlepool, ts25 2eF cables in europe, with its headquarters22 global gateway Darlington, Dl1 3Jn in Middlesbrough. one of europe’s leading manufacturers24 Cost-effective Solutions Billingham, ts23 4eA of welded steel tubes. Providing consultancy, engineering25 Choice of Sites and Premises and project management services to engineering services for the oil & gas, Cordell group the world’s energy, power and process nuclear, petrochemical, power and other CTC Marine Projects26 Tees Valley Lifestyle industries. industrial sectors. stockton on tees, ts18 2Pl www.ctcmarine.com28 help for Your next Move Darlington, Dl3 7ee A leading engineering design, fabrication29 Key Contacts Baker Mallett Carillion Planned Maintenance and construction contractor providing A leading global marine trenching, subsea multi-disciplined project management, cable contractor, playing a key enabling stockton on tees, ts18 3sH Middlesbrough, ts6 6HD design, manufacturing, installation, role in the construction and maintenance Cost engineers, Quantity surveying, one of the uK’s foremost facilities maintenance, testing and commissioning of offshore facilities. Project Management, Cost Consultancy, services companies with over 40 years’ services to multi-national companies legal Advisers, Partnering, estimating, experience in the provision of specialist across the world. Contract Advising, Auditing, CDM support in the operation, maintenance Coordinator. and repair of building services. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 08
  10. 10. Who’s Here?CONTeNTS Cummins Fabricom Suez UK F.J. Booth and Partners Heerema Hartlepool02 The Engineering region Darlington, Dl1 4PW Wilton, ts10 4YG Middlesbrough, ts3 8At Hartlepool, ts24 0RQ04 Workforce of Engineers06 Shaping the World Manufactures engines and related Mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, the company has been involved in the Fabricators of offshore and subsea technologies, including fuel systems, engineering organisation providing design and construction of a number of installations, supplying the likes of08 Who’s here? controls, air handling, filtration, construction, maintenance and project major petrochemicals and pharmaceutical shell and BP.11 Engineering Design emission solutions and electrical power management services to the oil, gas, projects from concepts to commissioning13 Sub Sea & Offshore generation systems which are exported energy and chemical industries. in the uK. Hertel for more than 40 countries. Process industries Faithfull & gould Foster Wheeler Middlesbrough, ts6 6lP16 Decommissioning Darchem engineering Repair and Maintenance provider to17 green Power revolution stockton, ts17 6BJ Middlesbrough, ts2 1RH energy, chemical, power generation,22 global gateway stockton, ts21 1lB Provide project management, cost engineering, procurement and marine and process industries.24 Cost-effective Solutions specialises in high temperature management and consultancy services construction consultancy servicing technology and is a world leader in for construction and engineering projects. the oil and gas, petrochemical and K Home International25 Choice of Sites and Premises the provision of thermal engineering pharmaceutical sectors. www.khomeint.com26 Tees Valley Lifestyle solutions, supplying the aerospace, Fircroft engineering Services thornaby, ts17 9HA28 help for Your next Move offshore and nuclear markets. Francis Brown Professional engineering design,29 Key Contacts Billingham, ts23 4eA project and construction management Day & Zimmermann stockton, ts18 2Hl Provides engineering and technical consultancy company. personnel to a variety of industries. independent supplier of design, Billingham, ts23 4eB fabrication, machinery, assembly and Consulting engineers, engineering design, installation services in the petrochemical, procurement and construction management power, wind, rail and steel sectors. with offices in the tees Valley. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 09
  11. 11. Who’s Here?CONTeNTS MCe group SembCorp Utilities02 The Engineering region stockton-on-tees, ts18 3tl Middlesbrough, ts90 8Ws04 Workforce of Engineers06 Shaping the World Complete range of valve services, World class provider of centralised electricity, There are more08 Who’s here? engineering and design solutions for process plants. steam, demineralised water and industrial gases to many of the world’s leading than 1,00011 Engineering Design chemical manufacturing companies. engineering13 Sub Sea & Offshore Mech-Tool engineering The expanded Metal Co companies in Process industries Darlington, Dl3 0Qt Tees Valley16 Decommissioning Hartlepool, ts25 1PR17 green Power revolution engineering design, project management and supply service oil & gas, power supplies worldwide markets in industrial22 global gateway generation & petrochemical industries. and building products made from24 Cost-effective Solutions expanded metal mesh.25 Choice of Sites and Premises R Blackett Charlton Whessoe26 Tees Valley Lifestyle Wilton, ts10 4RF help for Your next Move Darlington, Dl1 4WB29 Key Contacts Pipe fabrication and erection; manpower services; and engineering services. Market leader in designing and building low temperature and cryogenic storage and handling facilities. Wilton engineering Services stockton Quality fabrication and site services for the offshore and Petrochemical industries. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 10
  12. 12. engineering DesignCONTeNTS the technical aspects of engineering02 The Engineering region design are well represented in tees Valley. CaSe STUDY Whilst the area is famous for its port and04 Workforce of Engineers large industrial and construction facilities, RDS06 Shaping the World much of the important high-value engineering work today takes place in Oil and gas Engineering Design08 Who’s here? modern offices on business parks.11 Engineering Design RDs, the leading international oil tees Valley unlimited worked with13 Sub Sea & Offshore RDs to secure a £1.35 million grant and gas drilling rig design and14 Process industries from development agency one north engineering company, and a division16 Decommissioning east to establish the 13,000 sq. ft. of the KCA DeutAG Group, opened engineering design office, which takes17 green Power revolution an office at Wynyard Business Park, up the whole of the first floor of the22 global gateway stockton in late 2008. lion Court building at Wynyard Business24 Cost-effective Solutions Park. Peter Brackenborough, RDs’s Head of engineering, said: “this region is25 Choice of Sites and Premises renowned for its engineering skills base,26 Tees Valley Lifestyle which we hope to tap into, attracting28 help for Your next Move people who live in the locality or who have perhaps moved away for work29 Key Contacts reasons and would like to return”. WWW.KCADeutAG.CoM EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 11
  13. 13. engineering DesignCONTeNTS02 The Engineering region CaSe STUDY04 Workforce of Engineers Cleveland Bridge06 Shaping the World Engineering Design and Manufacturing08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design13 Sub Sea & Offshore14 Process industries16 Decommissioning17 green Power revolution22 global gateway24 Cost-effective Solutions25 Choice of Sites and Premises26 Tees Valley Lifestyle28 help for Your next Move29 Key Contacts Founded in 1977, Cleveland Bridge is the company’s headquarters and through investment in the latest a global leader in technology-based engineering Centre are situated on a technology and equipment, services have 22-acre site in Darlington alongside a been developed to suit the requirements engineering, construction and steel purpose-built manufacturing facility. for almost any major engineering project. fabrication services, that employs Cleveland Bridge has a proven track A 3D-computer modelling capability uses 500 people in tees Valley. record of delivering world-class and the latest software developed specifically record-breaking projects around the globe for steel manufacture. including famous landmarks, skyscrapers and the most iconic bridges in the world. WWW.CleVelAnDBRiDGe.CoM EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 12
  14. 14. Subsea and OffshoreCONTeNTS tees Valley unlimited recently02 The Engineering region commissioned a major study into the CaSe STUDY significant oil and gas industry and in04 Workforce of Engineers particular the growing sub-sector hub JDR Cable Systems06 Shaping the World that is rapidly identifying tees Valley as an attractive place to do business. Subsea Power Cables08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design the study looked at subsea technologies, offshore fabrication, design engineering JDR Cable systems has spent £20 million developing their purpose-built13 Sub Sea & Offshore and support services and what providers 100,000 sq ft facility in Hartlepool.14 Process industries of these products and services look16 Decommissioning for when expanding or relocating. All it is the only site in the uK designed Patrick Phelan. “our new quayside facility companies involved in the oil and gas specifically to manufacture subsea at Hartlepool dock is ideally sized for the17 green Power revolution industry identified tees Valley’s strong power cables for the growing offshore manufacture and load-out of this 1,50022 global gateway heritage as an industrial area and as an renewable energy market and the tonne cable system, and we look forward24 Cost-effective Solutions industrial success, many citing quality increasingly complex oil and gas sector. to supporting the installation process with25 Choice of Sites and Premises and technical ability as an advantage in July 2009, the company was awarded our team of qualified offshore service they relied upon. a contract for the supply of subsea technicians”.26 Tees Valley Lifestyle power cables for the uK’s ground-28 help for Your next Move it was reported that tees Valley is an breaking Wave Hub project off the coast excellent place to build a business of Cornwall. “the Wave Hub project29 Key Contacts in the uK as the cost base is more draws on JDR’s wealth of experience in favourable when compared to Aberdeen the design and manufacture of subsea and london, it has quality people, cable and umbilical systems to produce excellent supply chain capability and the a solution that will meet the demanding infrastructure and geographical location requirements of this innovative is good. application,” said managing director WWW.JDRCABles.CoM/ EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 13
  15. 15. Process IndustriesCONTeNTS Tees Valley has hundreds of major engineering companies employing thousands02 The Engineering region04 Workforce of Engineers of people; but what makes the region stand out as an engineering giant06 Shaping the World are our strengths in particular sectors, where we have some of the world’s08 Who’s here? leading players.11 Engineering Design 3rd13 Sub Sea & Offshore Process industries - that is the chemical, ensus at Wilton is building a £250 million14 Process industries polymer, and pharmaceutical sectors biofuels facility, which will make it16 Decommissioning - make up more than half of the local europe’s largest bioethanol plant, creating economy and it employs thousands 100 permanent jobs and sustaining a17 green Power revolution of staff across tees Valley. it sustains further 1,500 across the supply chain.22 global gateway direct jobs in an array of disciplines Yara is a company located next to the WIlTON INTeRNaTIONal24 Cost-effective Solutions - from traditional engineering to cutting- ensus plant that has invested £27 million IS 3RD laRgeST edge hi-tech research - as well as in a facility to take carbon dioxide from PeTROCHeM COMPlex25 Choice of Sites and Premises supporting those employed in firms in the ensus plant and process it for the IN eUROPe26 Tees Valley Lifestyle the supply chain and other companies food and drinks industry. Meanwhile,28 help for Your next Move who rely on the process sector for work. sABiC has opened a new £200 million low Density Polyethylene Plant creating29 Key Contacts Across tees Valley, there are a number of 120 new jobs for the region. multi-million pound investments taking place which demonstrate how well the industry can re-invent itself. the demand for some products has sharply declined, but the region’s leading industrialists have spotted key opportunities for growth resulting in the emergence of new projects and businesses which will help rejuvenate the area and bring real jobs to the area. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 14
  16. 16. Process IndustriesCONTeNTS02 The Engineering region CaSe STUDY04 Workforce of Engineers CPI06 Shaping the World industrial Biotech08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design A new testing centre for the the facility will build on the capabilities facilities will help to identify and deliver13 Sub Sea & Offshore at the Centre for Process innovation new processes, materials and products; biotechnology industry is14 Process industries (CPi), including the national industrial and help the translation of novel ideas to be created in tees Valley16 Decommissioning Biotechnology Facility (niBF) and cement into tangible outputs within a uK as part of a £12 million the tees Valley’s leading position in this environment best placed to conduct17 green Power revolution government project. sector. An extra £2.5 million is also being innovative approaches to iB.22 global gateway promised to support companies using up to 40 “highly skilled” posts could24 Cost-effective Solutions the facilities at the site in Wilton. be created when the site becomes fully25 Choice of Sites and Premises the niBF has to date been providing operational at the end of 2010. the centre26 Tees Valley Lifestyle vital testing facilities for new industrial will help the development and testing biotechnology products and processes, of alcohols, biodiesels and chemicals28 help for Your next Move but industry leaders have indicated that from renewable materials. “the facility29 Key Contacts facilities are required on a larger scale will enable companies to test their to ensure the future development of products and processes, enabling them industrial biotechnology in the uK. to bring their products to market more Being able to trial new materials on quickly and much more affordably.” a large scale will play a vital role as the industry begins to move away from petrochemicals and into the new low-carbon age. these new national WWW.uK-CPi.CoM/ EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 15
  17. 17. DecommissioningCONTeNTS02 The Engineering region CaSe STUDY04 Workforce of Engineers able06 Shaping the World08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design the largest decommissioning project to come out of the north sea took in 2008, 24,000 tonnes of metal was13 Sub Sea & Offshore chopped up and turned into scrap in by place in Hartlepool.14 Process industries Able uK. the company was chosen by16 Decommissioning BP to break up an oil rig from the north sea in a decommissioning project worth17 green Power revolution £15 million.22 global gateway Managing Director at Billingham-based24 Cost-effective Solutions Able uK, Glyn Wheeler, said, “it’s the25 Choice of Sites and Premises largest decommissioning project ever26 Tees Valley Lifestyle to be undertaken in the north sea to date and we’re very proud to have won28 help for Your next Move that. the locality has a history of heavy29 Key Contacts industry, we can tap into that – we promote our site with that being the case and people are already knocking on the door to come and work on these platforms which is good news for the locality the north east and i guess the uK at large.” WWW.ABleuK.CoM EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 16
  18. 18. green Power revolution BioenergyCONTeNTS02 The Engineering region CaSe STUDY04 Workforce of Engineers gaia Power and06 Shaping the World aker Solutions - Biomass08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design Gaia Power limited, based in Yarm, tees Valley, has received planning13 Sub Sea & Offshore permission for its 50 megawatt plant.14 Process industries16 Decommissioning tees Valley has always been at the facility will cost about £200 million,17 green Power revolution the heart of power generation thanks which will come entirely from the to its strategic location and the fact that private sector. Although this is Gaia’s22 global gateway it has been blessed with many natural first project as a company, its founders 1st24 Cost-effective Solutions resources. the move towards renewable have experience in large-scale, capital-25 Choice of Sites and Premises energy is creating new opportunities. intensive projects in both renewable power and renewable fuels sectors. the26 Tees Valley Lifestyle new biomass power plant at Billingham28 help for Your next Move Reach industrial estate will supply up to WIlTON 10 BIOMaSS POWeR29 Key Contacts 80,000 homes with electricity annually, STaTION WaS THe FIRST once fully operational in 2012. laRge-SCale BIOMaSS PlaNT TO OPeN IN THe UK WWW.GAiAPoWeR.Co.uK EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 17
  19. 19. green Power revolution Offshore WindCONTeNTS02 The Engineering region04 Workforce of Engineers06 Shaping the World08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design13 Sub Sea & Offshore14 Process industries16 Decommissioning17 green Power revolution22 global gateway24 Cost-effective Solutions With governments and businesses across tees Valley has all the ingredients to coupled with the availability of large the world committed to finding renewable become a location of choice for the parcels of industrial land, are of great25 Choice of Sites and Premises sources of energy, the offshore wind offshore wind industry. the existing interest to the offshore wind oeMs.26 Tees Valley Lifestyle industry is set for phenomenal growth. strengths in offshore and subsea work, tees Valley has the potential to attract28 help for Your next Move the uK is committed to building as well as a proven track record in all aspects of the offshore wind supply29 Key Contacts thousands of new wind turbines in the delivering large-scale civil and marine chain including electrical and mechanical north sea, which will open up countless engineering projects, puts the area in a components, structures, cabling, opportunities for tees Valley, given its strong position. the extensive facilities of operations and maintenance providers. history of major engineering projects, an expanding deepwater port complex, established supply-chain and perfectly Thousands located port. OF WIND TURBINeS PlaNNeD FOR NORTH Sea EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 18
  20. 20. green Power revolution Offshore WindCONTeNTS02 The Engineering region CaSe STUDY04 Workforce of Engineers CTC Marine Projects06 Shaping the World Offshore Wind08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design CtC Marine, the subsea engineering specialists with facilities in CtC Managing Director, Daryl lynch13 Sub Sea & Offshore says of the contract success, “Without Middlesbrough and Darlington, has recently been awarded their first contract14 Process industries the talented team that makes up our in the offshore wind farm industry by e.on Climate and Renewables uK.16 Decommissioning organisation, it would be impossible to deliver strong performance, which gives17 green Power revolution the contract is for the lay, installation and us the edge over our competition. At CtC,22 global gateway burial of seventeen subsea power cable it is the subsea experience, skills and arrays linking wind turbine foundations at24 Cost-effective Solutions professionalism of our people that made the Robin Rigg offshore Wind Farm in the us the obvious contractor choice for this25 Choice of Sites and Premises solway Firth. offshore wind farm project. this contract26 Tees Valley Lifestyle CtC were awarded the project on the shows CtC’s ability to apply our extensive28 help for Your next Move basis that they have the extensive subsea experience in the oil and gas capabilities required to carry out the work industry to the offshore wind farm market29 Key Contacts effectively and most efficiently, as well as and highlights the breadth of services a wealth of engineering experience. on and technology that CtC can offer. this top of this, e.on were impressed with the contract award shows the strength of our high standard of equipment and level of subsea services and subsea protection quality and safety which CtC possesses, business.” and having already established a successful track record working for e.on, this put CtC in a strong position. WWW.CtCMARine.CoM EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 19
  21. 21. green Power revolution Marine RenewablesCONTeNTS Whilst not on the same scale as the Colin Pearce, managing director of02 The Engineering region opportunities for offshore wind energy, Darlington tidal energy company marine renewables – wave and tidal C-Power, says that the area has a lot04 Workforce of Engineers power – is also a growth sector with a going for it, “tees Valley is one of the06 Shaping the World keen interest in tees Valley. not only does better locations for what we need to tap08 Who’s here? the area have the right infrastructure, into. it has huge strengths in offshore supply-chain and offshore experience, engineering - an absolute prerequisite11 Engineering Design it also has a valuable resource in the for the harsh marine environment.” His13 Sub Sea & Offshore River tees. in 2008, naReC, the north company has developed infin8, a device14 Process industries east’s Centre of excellence for new and that successfully harnesses in-stream renewable energy, officially launched a tidal movement at depths of around 4016 Decommissioning new state-of-the-art marine test facility metres. the next step will be to build a17 green Power revolution at the tees Barrage, stockton-on tees. 1MW turbine.22 global gateway the tidal testing Facility will be the only large-scale prototype testing facility for24 Cost-effective Solutions tidal power in europe.25 Choice of Sites and Premises out of over twenty uK companies26 Tees Valley Lifestyle developing tidal technologies, five are “Tees Valley has28 help for Your next Move based in the north east. Having a testing huge strengths facility on their doorstep will enable29 Key Contacts these local companies to accelerate in offshore their growth ahead of competitors. the engineering - an facility will raise the profile of the region as a key player in the development of absolute prerequisite marine renewables, and build on the existing expertise within the region in the for the harsh offshore oil and gas sector. marine environment.” EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 20
  22. 22. green Power revolution Fuel Cells and electric Vehicles South Gare Lighthouse on the mouth of the TeesCONTeNTS tees Valley is set to become a green is the world’s first02 The Engineering region vehicle hub as the first plug-in charge Lighthouse to be stations for electric vehicles are to be04 Workforce of Engineers installed in late 2009. powered by a06 Shaping the World the north east is one of just eight test- Hydrogen Fuel Cell08 Who’s here? bed areas chosen for the Government’s11 Engineering Design ultra low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator.13 Sub Sea & Offshore A 35-strong fleet of electric cars, vans and minibuses will be tested by motorists on14 Process industries tyneside first, followed by tees Valley.16 Decommissioning A collaboration of that includes tesco,17 green Power revolution British Gas, Ce electric uK, the AA and Capital shopping Centres has teamed up22 global gateway with regional development agency one24 Cost-effective Solutions north east to get the project moving.25 Choice of Sites and Premises some 300 plug-in charge points will be installed in tees Valley by 2011 - all part26 Tees Valley Lifestyle of a £30 million plan to base the low-28 help for Your next Move carbon car industry of the future in the29 Key Contacts north east england. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 21
  23. 23. global gatewayCONTeNTS Engineering companies in all sectors and industries02 The Engineering region04 Workforce of Engineers will appreciate the need to dispatch and receive06 Shaping the World goods from around the world. having England’s08 Who’s here? largest handling port for outbound traffic on the11 Engineering Design doorstep is a unique advantage.13 Sub Sea & Offshore14 Process industries £300m teesport is part of PD Ports and is among16 Decommissioning the uK’s top three ports in terms of17 green Power revolution volume. the port is located on the north22 global gateway east coast of england and consistently24 Cost-effective Solutions handles more than 40 million tonnes of cargo each year. teesport’s location and CONTaINeR TeRMINal25 Choice of Sites and Premises deep water capability means it is a vital aT TeeSPORT26 Tees Valley Lifestyle trading link with both mainland european28 help for Your next Move and global markets. the development of a deep sea container terminal at the Port29 Key Contacts will open up expanded opportunities for trade on a global scale. the development of a £300 million deep sea container terminal on the south bank of the River tees, the northern Gateway Container terminal will champion tees Valley as a real alternative to the congested southern ports for exporting and importing goods from all over the world. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 22
  24. 24. global gatewayCONTeNTS02 The Engineering region CaSe STUDY04 Workforce of Engineers Short Sea Shipping06 Shaping the World Teesport08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design the growing trend for companies Containerships, a leading shortsea carrier, port such as teesport and using distribution13 Sub Sea & Offshore has also chosen teesport, as its strategic facilities within close proximity to the Port, to transfer operations from ports14 Process industries freight hub for northern europe. Charles customers will benefit from significant cost in the south of england to teesport16 Decommissioning Patton, Managing Director of Containerships, savings and improved green credentials.” makes good sense, economically says: “We are delighted to announce17 green Power revolution and environmentally. the current increase in container traffic teesport as our strategic freight hub for22 global gateway at teesport is set to continue with tesco northern europe. the port is the best placed in 2009, PD Ports launched logical link, a opening its new 1.2 million square foot24 Cost-effective Solutions location, has the capacity to handle the coastal feeder container shipping service warehouse and Walmart, which has had volume swiftly, is cost-effective and fits25 Choice of Sites and Premises offering a next day connection between an import centre located at teesport since seamlessly into our planned routes and26 Tees Valley Lifestyle Felixstowe and teesport. the service will 2006, also predicting an increase schedules. importantly, its people have reduce operational costs for customers in volumes.28 help for Your next Move the right attitude to help us develop our and minimise the adverse impact that business efficiently and build an extensive29 Key Contacts road transport has on the environment. network of services in northern europe.” Further benefits of the logical link include teesport’s portcentric logistics offering, Graham Wall, commercial director at PD which enables cargo to be stored closer Ports said: “in today’s climate, many of our to its final destination, complemented by customers are looking to drive down the teesport’s access to vital northern road and costs within their existing supply chains. rail links. By routing goods destined for northern markets and consumers through a northern WWW.PDPoRts.Co.uK EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 23
  25. 25. Cost-effective SolutionsCONTeNTS As the country looks to grow out of the recession, companies will be more focussed02 The Engineering region04 Workforce of Engineers than ever on the cost-effectiveness of their facilities. Expanding companies will be06 Shaping the World looking for places that offer cost-savings and enable greater productivity and efficiency.08 Who’s here?11 Engineering Design tees Valley combines competitive land,13 Sub Sea & Offshore property and labour costs with a wide range of financial support and assistance.14 Process industries Much of tees Valley is eligible for grant Lower operating costs16 Decommissioning17 green Power revolution support and local support agencies + Higher like tees Valley unlimited can steer you22 global gateway through the range of help that is being productivity24 Cost-effective Solutions offered. = Successful25 Choice of Sites and Premises tees Valley has a low cost of living business26 Tees Valley Lifestyle all-round, which means companies are more profitable and people have more28 help for Your next Move to spend on living life to the full.29 Key Contacts in practically any comparison between tees Valley and other uK cities, you’ll find that there are considerable cost savings to be made. take the tees Valley test at to see how much you could save. EnginEEring ThE FuTurE Visit us online Page 24