Our Services – Marine Services Quay Facility

The North Bank of the River Tyne has been home to Shepherd Offshore for over 50 years. The extensive marine and manufacturing facilities at our Offshore Technology Park and Neptune Energy Park currently handle over 150 vessels a year, transferring over 133 reels by road between our facilities. Our services are available 24-hours a day and seven days a week, 365 days a year (subject to notice and agreement).

Shepherd Offshore’s policy of continuous development and improvements to infrastructure have regenerated both the Offshore Technology Park and Neptune Energy Park. As a result, we maintain high levels of activity in support of the world-class manufacturing companies that now operate on our sites along the North Bank of the River Tyne.

Shepherd Offshore’s world-class riverside facilities provide over 1500m of deep-water quay frontage, supported by 25-hectares of high-capacity quayside and open storage areas across our sites.

Our turnkey solution

 We provide our customers with a full turnkey solution for the mobilisation and demobilisation of our vessels. Our turnkey solution is supported by our marine services, vessel fendering, mooring and embarkation teams, together with lifting and handling support, project management, storage, warehousing, transport, sea-fastening solutions, fabrication and engineering.

Quay facility at-a-glance

  • Over 1500m of quay frontage at Offshore Technology Park and Neptune Energy Park
  • Dockside cranage of up to 800T SWL at Neptune Energy Park
  • Heavy load platform at Neptune Energy Park capable of allowing a 700T lift
  • Dockside cranage up to 325T SWL at Offshore Technology Park
  • Heavy load platform at Offshore Technology Park capable of equipment load out up to 580T
  • Deepwater quays up to 9m below chart datum
  • Up to a maximum of four vessel berths available at Offshore Technology Park
  • Up to a maximum of three vessel berths available at Neptune Energy Park
  • Over 16 acres of developable land
  • In-house plant transport and cranage capability
  • Quayside storage over 5 hectares
  • Offshore Technology Park and Neptune Energy Park located approximately 0.8 miles apart, by road or by river
  • Marine Test Tank 56m length by 38m width by 12m depth
  • Neptune Energy Park has over 100,000m² of adjacent concrete operational support area
  • Dedicated project offices
  • ISPS Security Approved

Port of Tyne vessel support

The Port of Tyne provides Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), pilotage, surveying services, and tidal information – all of which are vital elements in overseeing safe navigation on the River Tyne and in protecting the environment.

Tyne VTS also controls and coordinates shipping movements, pilotage and towage. Their hydrographic surveying and dredging operations ensure the maintenance of channel depths.

For more information, please contact Port of Tyne.

Our berth 

It’s approximately 4.5 nautical miles to our berth at the Offshore Technology Park, upriver beyond the Neptune Energy Park.

Our berth facilities are less than 0.8 miles apart by the river making it easy to transfer loads between the two sites.

Heavy load routes of approximately 0.8 miles link our quay facilities at Offshore Technology Park and Neptune Energy Park. These strategic load routes provide a cost-effective and efficient solution to the transfer of reels or equipment of up to 400-ton by road.

Product storage

 In addition to our extensive quayside storage, we offer vastly paved, concreted and open storage rental facilities for short, long-term and bespoke periods. Shepherd Offshore provides support services and management throughout the period catering to all client product and equipment requirements.

Wet berth facility

Our wet berth facility is 194m long and 56m wide, with a half-tide 2.5m deep dock.

The Shepherd Offshore marine test tank is 56m by 38m by 12m and gets a water volume of 23,600 cubic metres and its marine operations are supported by heavy lift capabilities and services on each side.

Quayside storage

Shepherd Offshore is a global provider for our clients. We have a proven track record in the storage, management and handling of client equipment, before its deployment or shipment.

We offer a full range of lifting, handling, marine, warehousing and storage services at our Offshore Technology Park and Neptune Energy Park, which have over 5 hectares of quayside storage.


Our logistics division includes both our in-house transport fleet and warehousing and storage provision.

Our capacity includes transport for normal and abnormal loads and the transfer of equipment by road, sea and air.

Heavy abnormal load routes service both Neptune Energy Park and Offshore Technology Park and provide direct access to major trunk roads, allowing the transfer of products of up to 400T.

Talk to us 

To discuss your marine services needs, call us on +44 (0)191 262 9614 or email headoffice@shepherdoffshore.com

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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