Facilities & Properties SWANS ENERGY PARK


Swans Energy Park is home to 268m of deep-water quay with heavy load out facilities, adjacent wet berth, and support areas. The former shipyard includes the entire 31.96-acre site located on the North Bank of the River Tyne, with access roads, two quays, two river berths, a wet berth facility and vacant former office buildings.

Swans Energy Park combines capacity and capability with the Neptune and Offshore Technology Parks. The sites are owned and managed by Shepherd Offshore and occupied by companies such as JDR, Bridon-Bekaert, IHC, and Baker Hughes. Engaging all current users to develop connectivity and increase volume, the facility produces a win/win for the area and supply chain.

Offshore energy, subsea and marine businesses such as SMD, GE, WD Close, Subsea 7, A2Sea, ALE, Technip FMC and others have recently used the on-site quay and deep-water berths for load outs, mobilisation, and berthing.

Swans Energy Park Press Release

Swans Energy Park Brochure

Site Characteristics

    • Over 40 years’ experience


    • Wet berth facility – 194m long and 56m wide, half tide (2.5m deep) dock, suitable for construction projects, barge/RoRo load outs, lay by and marine testing
    • 210m berth adjacent to the Steel Quay (and part of the West Quay) dredged to 9.1m below chart datum


    • 84m berth adjacent to the West Quay and anchored sheet pile wall, maximum design dredged to 7.5m below chart datum
    • Two quays – 228m long West Quay and 65m long Steel Quay. The Steel Quay accommodates heavy load outs up to 10 tonne/sq m
    • 263m quay frontage for short/long-term berthage
    • 40m wide flexible quay lay down areas


    • Heavy, abnormal & heavy load transport routes
    • Designated abnormal & heavy load transport routes
    • Direct access to Neptune Energy Park and facilities


    • Project specific & operational areas within the site available
    • Soundings available upon application


    • Swans development opportunity up to 31 acres
    • Neptune and Swans development opportunity up to 60 acres


    • In-house mobile crane capability up to 250T, forklift up to 32T and transport up to 120T
    • Vessel berthage/embarkment teams
    • Vessel mobilisation or demobilisation
    • Project management & tailored support
    • Lifting/engineering specialists
    • Heavy, abnormal & regular load capabilities
    • Rigging/lifting
    • Material, product handling and fabrication
    • Cargo releasing, seafastening, lashing and securing
    • Logistics and procurement
    • Devanning and consolidation
    • Available short/long-term storage and office accommodation
    • Security support
    • Gangway/fender hire


    • Company certified and accredited ISO 9001 & 45001
    • Port Security and Waste Management Licence


    • 6 Miles from the North Sea
    • 96 Nautical Miles from Dogger Bank wind farm
    • 10 Miles from Newcastle International Airport
    • 550 Metres between SEP and NEP by river
    • 2.1 Miles between OTP and SEP by road
    • 4.2 Miles from Newcastle city centre


  • Open 365 Days a Year, 24 Hours a Day (Subject to Notice & Agreement).

Address for Following Site:

Shepherd Offshore Limited,

Swans Energy Park,

Station Road,


Tyne and Wear,

NE28 6EQ,

About Us

We are an established, innovative and driven organisation, working in partnership with employees, suppliers, local government and customers alike and we will stop at nothing to deliver the best solutions and expertise possible. Local teamwork, with global results.

The Company has strategically invested and developed local infrastructure which has directly attracted the Oil and Gas sector, Marine, Renewable Energy providers and Construction Industries to the Region & beyond. All supported and communicated through our many corporate values based on responsible regeneration and partnership working.

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