Engineering firm strengthens offshore energy support base at Port of Blyth
The Port of Blyth has expanded its capabilities to service the offshore energy projects with addition of the engineering company JK Lifting Equipment. JK Lifting Equipment opened a new specialist lifting marine base at the port and launched a new industrial arm, JK Industrial Services.
The company already supports many of the region’s most significant engineering, marine and renewables firms to safely lift large and complex goods. JK Lifting also carries out inspections to ensure equipment is legally safe and compliant.
JK Lifting’s new 240 square metre unit at the Port of Blyth will be the firm’s second base and the main headquarters for the new arm of the business – JK Industrial Services. Alongside its main lifting, testing and inspection services its industrial arm will be a one stop shop for businesses within the Port and visiting vessels. The unit will offer everything to fulfil their offshore and marine needs from lifting gear and PPE to small tool sales and hire.
Commenting on joining the Port, JK Lifting managing director James Bright, said, “When the opportunity to join the Port’s on site supply chain came-up we knew it was the perfect base for the new arm of the business. We are excited for the future. With the Port’s continued growth as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases and continued regional investment in the renewable sector, it’s a privilege to be part of Blyth’s vision for the future. We are dedicated to seeing the region’s green revolution to fruition.”
James Brown, Port of Blyth, customer services manager, said, “We’re delighted to welcome JK Lifting to the Port of Blyth at an exciting time of growth for the company. They have an excellent reputation and we’re highly confident that James and the team will fit in seamlessly with the supply chain located at the Port serving the offshore energy and renewables sector that now numbers more than fifty companies.”