Redevelopment of former shipyard to support offshore energy


Shepherd Offshore have announced a partnership with North Tyneside Council for the redevelopment of the historic Swan Hunter Shipyard.

Shepherd Offshore has become ownership of the former Swan Hunter shipyard site located in Wallsend, North Tyneside. Working in partnership with North Tyneside Council and stakeholders for the redevelopment of the former shipyard, Swans Energy Park will aid job creation in the North East.

With access from the Tyne to key oil and gas fields and wind farm development sites such as Dogger Bank, Horsea and Firth of Forth, the Swan Hunter site is favourably located to support the North East offshore energy and subsea cluster.

Former Swan Hunter shipyard (above) and what it might look like in the future

Bruce Shepherd, Chairman, Shepherd Offshore, said, “Shepherd Offshore’s plan is to remain supportive to the River Tyne North Bank Strategic Development Framework Plan (SDFP) by continuing to develop critical infrastructure and capacity, allowing the attraction of world-class manufacturing and job creation. The Company’s strategy is to attract businesses associated within the offshore, subsea, marine and energy sectors to the Swan Hunter site to continue enhancing the region’s expertise.”

The former shipyard includes the 31.96-acre site located on the North Bank of the River Tyne, with access roads, two quays, two river berths, a wet berth facility and vacant former office buildings.


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