Case Study

Clipper Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Facility

Neptune Energy Park

Clipper Wind Turbine Development

Specialist Modular Build Manufacturing Factory

Facility completed in 10 months from initial planning through commissioning and handover.

Services provided:

Shepherd Offshore provided a full turn-key solution from land remediation through final design, construction and logistics planning:

Groundworks, preparation and remediation of existing shipyard facility to create flat portside development area. Design, construction and commissioning of a 160m x 40m fully integrated manufacturing plant. This temperature-controlled facility was a highly bespoke design & build, with a high service capacity. Additionally, it included integrated offices, storage and utilities, as well as with access roads and outbound logistics routes.

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Project Partners:
Elliott Associates
3e Consulting Engineers
Whelan Construction
Newcastle City Council
One North East

Design & construction of the UK’s first dedicated wind turbine blade manufacturing facility for Clipper Wind Power Marine.
This bespoke modern facility provided great flexibility and capacity to later be adapted as BHGE's Design and Innovation Centre.


The all round ability and professionalism of Shepherd Offshore in delivering a world-class facility for the offshore wind industry has truly impressed us. This project has built the foundations for a sustainable long term relationship that will support Clipper’s ambitious plans for the European and wider markets. We cannot thank the team enough.
Chairman and CEO, Clipper Wind Power Inc USA

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