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CORE event attracts high interest for North East

Posted on 24 June 2013 · Posted in News

North Eastern Enterprise Zone has been showcased as part of a North Eastern CORE event. The event promoted the breadth of expertise in the offshore renewable engineering sector to investors and business leaders.

The are 6 UK CORE (Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering) areas, which offer the best infrastructure for offshore wind manufacturing, access to a skilled workforce, supply chain and committed local leadership.

Senior representatives of private and public sector organisations attended the event, which featured tours of key development sites, including the Enterprise Zone.

Andrew Hodgson, vice chairman of the North East LEP, believes the North East is perfectly located for growth in the offshore renewable and subsea sectors. He said:

“The North Eastern CORE area has valuable assets which set it apart from the competition.

“We have £30m growth capital specifically for investment in the LEP area – probably the largest amount of its type in theUK – and we have world-leading offshore renewable and subsea companies and research and development centres such as the recently launched Neptunecentre operating from the region. With active support from the North East LEP and government, a skilled local workforce and a strong supply chain, the North Eastern CORE area has a powerful package to attract international investment.”

More information on the North Eastern Enterprise Zone .

Fore more information about CORE see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/centres-for-offshore-renewable-engineering.