A Centre of Northern Manufacturing
The Neptune Energy Park was chosen as the facility’s location due to the strong existing skills base in the area, ongoing lower logistical costs, and the excellent deepwater access offered by its Tyneside location.
The facility will create up to fifty highly skilled new jobs, as well as further ancillary positions (these positions will be advertised on the Bridon website as they arise, as well as in local media).
Bridon is set to receive £2.2 million from the Regional Growth Fund to support the company’s work in bringing this state of the art facility to Tyneside. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg described Bridon as “a fantastic candidate for this RGF grant” and noted “the impressive existing skills-base and experience it has built on Tyneside”.
Bridon has a proud history of manufacturing in the North of England, and understands the breadth of manufacturing skills and experience in the region. Newcastle has been a base of rope making operations since the 1789 opening of the Willington Quay facility - a site which today employs 175 people and is located minutes down the road from the Neptune Energy Park. The Neptune facility will be Bridon’s third site in the North of England.
Bridon will be working closely with a range of local and regional partners in constructing this state-of-the-art site. Shepherd’s Offshore is the company’s chief development partner for the project, supported by Sunderland based Tolent Construction, and Pipe Coil Technology Limited who will be the facility’s principal suppliers of specialist handling equipment.