Photo: Peel Ports

Great Yarmouth port to get offshore energy O&M campus

Norfolk County Council (NCC) has secured GBP 6 million of funding to deliver an offshore energy operations and maintenance campus at the Port of Great Yarmouth. 

The site will be located at the entrance of River Yare and will have closer proximity to the Southern North Sea offshore energy developments.

It will also be close to Great Yarmouth’s Outer Harbour, said to give clients access to deep water as well as the river port.

NCC believes that 650 new jobs are expected to be located at the new campus.

“At Great Yarmouth, we have continually invested in our facilities to ensure we are well positioned to deliver large-scale offshore projects, whether that’s assisting with the construction and assembly of new larger wind farms or the decommissioning of old oil and gas platforms,” said Richard Goffin, Port Director at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.

“The new funding will allow us to achieve the next milestone of upgrades at the port and ensure Great Yarmouth remains at the forefront of the offshore sector.”

The funding is part of an overall GBP 32 million awarded to 13 organizations across Norfolk and Suffolk from the Government’s GBP 900 million Getting Building Fund to help deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure as part of the post-pandemic recovery.