Northeast England shipyard seeks offshore tenants

North Tyneside Council has appointed Kier Property as its development partner to help regenerate the former Swan Hunter shipyard on the River Tyne in northeast England.

Offshore staff

NEWCASTLE, UK – North Tyneside Council has appointed Kier Property as its development partner to help regenerate the former Swan Hunter shipyard on the River Tyne in northeast England.

The 34-acre (13.7-ha) site, formerly used for construction of Allseas’ pipelay vesselSolitaire, will be marketed to specialist offshore manufacturing companies by offering easy access to the North Sea, a fully operational 300-m (984-ft) quay, heavy-load lay down areas, and associated facilities and infrastructure.

Funding of £13.8 million ($20.8 million) is available for infrastructure improvements. Some are already under way to provide utilities, access and quay edge improvements, and dredging to allow berthing of larger vessels.

7/15/2013

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