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Offshore and marine

When it comes to renewable, offshore and subsea energy, we’re the experts.


There are only six Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE) in England, and one of them is right here in NewcastleGateshead.

We have the first ever engineering research facility in the UK. Following a £7m investment from Newcastle University, the Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering is world-class, bringing together industry and academia.

We’re also home to the world’s most advanced steel tube facility and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult – the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

Companies such as NOF Energy benefit from our expertise and knowledge in this sector, and host a successful annual conference year after year in NewcastleGateshead. This could be you.

Things you need to know:

  • Over 65,000 skilled workers are curently employed in the energy indsutry in North East England.
  • Newcastle University has the 3rd largest Maritime Technology course in the UK and is one of only two universities to offer an Offshore Engineering degree.

Did you know?

The Catalyst at Newcastle Helix is home to the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the National Innovation Centre for Data and the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory – it’s a space purpose-built for collaboration and innovation.

Ready to host your perfect event?

From venues and experiences your delegates will love to free accommodation booking services and 'red-carpet' welcomes, find essential information for planning your perfect event here.


NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau services during COVID-19

To maintain social distancing, the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau team is now operating from home.

While we can't welcome you to our beautiful destination to experience it for yourself or show you round our brilliant venues, we are still here to help with enquiries about the destination and to assist with planning future conferences and events in NewcastleGateshead.

Contact us via email at conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)191 440 5757.