A growing engineering business is aiming to bring world-class progress to the North East after signing up to become Port of Blyth’s newest tenant.

The growing offshore energy hub at Port of Blyth will soon welcome the region’s division of Scottish firm Texo Group after the firm unveiled plans to open a facility.

Around £700,000 is being spent on a new facility at Port of Blyth’s South Harbour terminal, which will become a new base for fabricating specialists Texo CFS once it is completed.

The Northumberland port, known as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases, has developed an impressive cluster of complementary businesses servicing the offshore energy sector, and ambitious Texo CFS plan to further their growth from Blyth.

Port of Blyth chief executive Martin Lawlor said: “Texo Group has huge ambitions and capability in the offshore energy and subsea sectors and we’re delighted that Texo CFS, Texo Group’s dedicated fabrication business unit in the North East, has selected Port of Blyth as the location for its brand new facility.

“We believe their strategy to bring a fresh approach to fabrication reflects our own ambition to deliver a world-class service to the industry in Blyth”.

The 1200sqm facility, which will support the production of premium fabricated solutions, is to include two 20t overhead cranes with a hook height of up to 11m and a 1250sqm yard area containing an office space and car parking provision.

Aberdeenshire headquartered Texo Group is a growing engineering and technology business working across multiple sectors including oil and gas, clean energy and renewables, marine, nuclear, telecommunications, utilities and critical civil/infrastructure.

Texo CFS  managing director Andrew Robson said: “We are delighted to have signed an agreement for this fabulous new facility at the Port of Blyth. This new facility will be the cornerstone of our Group-wide strategy in the North East, bringing world-class projects to the area.”

Once the facility is open, Texo CFS will join numerous offshore and subsea businesses in calling Port of Blyth’s South Harbour home including market leaders such as DeepOcean, Royal IHC and Osbit.