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.

Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The Journal is pleased to present the second of its twice annual publications covering the North of England's Energy, Marine and Offshore industry

Subsea Innovation

Subsea Innovation grow turnover by 38% to surpass £10m milestone

The Darlington-based designers and manufacturers of equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry reported a strong 2013

An oil rig in the North Sea

After Scotland's decision the future looks brighter for the North East

Friday's Journal features our latest supplement - the North of England Energy and Offshore Report - focusing on one of the region's most important industries. Peter McCusker looks ahead to this publication

Port of Blyth Chef Executive Martin Lawlor

Port of Blyth joins Rio de Janeiro and Singapore as one of three sites to house oil spill response equipment

The Northumberland port has won a competitive tender to station equipment that will be used across the Northern Hemisphere

An oil rig in the North Sea

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

A North Sea oil rig

Scottish Independence referendum has caused years of uncertainty in the oil and gas sector, industry says

What will a Yes vote in tomorrow’s Scottish Independence Referendum mean for the North East energy economy?

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson

Ashington's FES International scoop $1.2m North Sea contract

The suppliers to the offshore industry have secured a major contract with NOV Flexibles

Andrew Hodgson, vice chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and chair of the Subsea NE

North East businesses must stay at forefront of subsea sector

Work is set to begin on the construction of a new national research centre on Tyneside which will help the North East maintain its world-leading prominence in the fast-growing subsea sector

One of the blades for the 6MW turbines, which will be constructed at Siemens' forthcoming Hull facility

Siemens to recruit another 50 people through Newcastle renewable services division

International energy giant Siemens has already recruited 350 people this year and will take receipt of a huge 6MW turbine at its CA Parsons Works base

Technip building on the bank of the River Tyne at Wallsend

20 Gateshead jobs under threat as Technip wind up Offshore Wind operation

The subsidiary, which is headquartered in Aberdeen, is to close after completing current projects

Harry Bradbury, Chairman and CEO of Five Quarter Energy

New coal industry in North East will create hundreds of jobs and create greener energy

A new world-leading coal industry with the potential to generate hundreds of new Northumberland jobs is close to realisation. Peter McCusker reports

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson

Ashington-based FES International completes £2.4m project

Innovative oil and gas specialists FES based in Ashington, Northumberland are involved in a major West Africa project

Remember When: The Farmer's Rest pub in Newcastle - then and now

Newcastle-registered Proton Power trial hydrogen fuel cell technology in Austrian buses

The fuell cell innovators Proton Power Systems will work with the Austrian government on a project worth €130,000

Project Manager Andy Morrell and engineers from Japan with new machinery at Express Engineering in Gateshead

Express Engineering invest £1.5m in unique machinery at Gateshead factory

Manufacturer of precision machine components to the oil & gas market has invested following Let's Grow funding from The Journal

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


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