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All the latest news from the energy sector, including local firms leading the way for the North East. Plus information on energy opportunities, advice and comment pieces from business experts in the field.

Tekmar's patented TekLink technology in action

Tekmar Energy scoop multi-million pound North Sea windfarm contract

The Newton Aycliffe firm will supply specialist cable protection systems to the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Wood Group PSN providing engineering and maintenance service on Taqa Bratani's North Sea assets

Wood Group hail North East acquisition Pyeroy's part in revenue boost

The international oil and gas services firm acquired Pyeroy in 2013 and say its performance has helped its North Sea division

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith

NOF Energy praises North firms after Sunday Times listing

Washington-based Oil Consultants and Gateshead's Express Engineering Group made it on to the prestigious list, which highlights Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing overseas sales

Pictured: SMD

North East expertise is being used to tackle some of the world's biggest offshore challenges

The North East is a global hub for the design and manufacture of subsea machinery and this engineering heritage is now being deployed to tackle today’s new offshore challenges, as Peter McCusker reports

OGN group males the first cut of steel in new 13-month contract on the Nyhamma onshore gas plant project

North East engineering firms get a triple export boost

Returning confidence in the engineering sector has been marked by three separate North East firms

George Rafferty, chief executive of NOF Energy left, and Paul Charlton, chairman of NOF Energy, right

Houston springboard for North East companies

North East firms are winning more work in a booming market in the North America Oil & Gas sector

An oil rig in the North Sea

Tax regime stability needed to secure future of North Sea oil and gas industry

Stability in the tax regime and measures to encourage further exploration are needed to secure the long-term future of the North Sea oil and gas industry, and it appears the politicians may be listening. Peter McCusker reports

Candida Whitmill, managing director Penultimate Power UK

Nuclear world-first for North East technology partners

A Newcastle company is aiming to develop the world’s first lower-cost, factory-assembled, nuclear power plant. Peter McCusker speaks to managing director Candida Whitmill

Helen Smith, centre, chief executive of Oil Consultants with Andrew Hopper and Andrew Gaunt of Lloyds Bank Commercial

Washington firm storms into the Sunday Times International top 200

Oil Consultants of Washington are one of three firms to make a Sunday Times top 200 list for their export contribution

Electricity pylons

North East experts share views on energy market competition inquiry

With energy prices at the centre of the political debate and a market competition inquiry underway Peter McCusker gauges the view of North East experts on what's wrong, what's right and what should be done?

Ross Smith

Scottish referendum uncertainty impacting UK oil and gas firms

Almost half of oil and gas firms (45%) have reported that the Scottish referendum is impacting on plans and investment proposals

Alan Jones, business development manager at Tadea

Tadea hosts RHI roadshow in North East

The event, which is being hosted by sustainable energy company Tadea along with Energise Events, is free to attend

Jonathan Walker

Advanced Renewable Power celebrates third birthday by strengthening team

Advanced Renewable Power has taken on sector Jonathan Walker as project manager, boosting its core workforce to seven

North Sea

Heady days for North Sea oil and gas industry

North East companies learnt of the billions of pounds worth of contracts on offer from two of the North Sea's major oil and gas operators when they both visited the region last week, as Peter McCusker reports

Steve Caseley and Richard Charnley

Solar Capture Technologies secures £200k investment

Solar Capture Technologies is a specialist in the product development, prototyping, testing and manufacture of custom designed solar modules, cells and systems

A North Sea oil rig

Black gold rush that puts North East in a powerful position

New research reveals the importance of the North East to the UK oil and gas industry, amid signs the region could be in a for a major jobs boost as our energy economy continues to grow. Peter McCusker reports

Rob Anderson, managing director of FES International

£1.5m contract win for Northumberland oil and gas firm

FES International will be involved in the Western Isle's Development project in the North Sea having secured a contract worth £1.5m

Jonathan Elmer, Dr Chris Stokes, Professor Antony Long, David Saddington, Dr Arvin Zolfaghari, Peter McCusker

Climate change 'the most crucial issue of our time'

Climate change and policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions were put under the spotlight at a lively debate in Durham City. Panellist and Journal Energy writer Peter McCusker reports

The 118 meter oil and gas platform makes its way down the Tyne towards the North Sea

Oil and gas platform jacket starts its journey to new home in North Sea

A North East-made oil and gas platform jacket has made its way down the River Tyne toward the North Sea

Energy Minister Michael Fallon

Energy Minister visits innovative North East project helping fight climate change

Energy Minister Michael Fallon visits Boulby Mine on Teesside to see Durham University project aimed at capturing and storing carbon


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