What is believed to be the largest ship to visit the harbour in the history of Blyth, in Northumberland, arrived on Feb 21.
The Norwegian-owned heavy lift transport Albatross, 34,925gt, carried the jackup barge GMS Evolution, 5,614gt, which will be used to support the installation of offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
Blyth’s chief executive Martin Lawlor said: “Receiving the Albatross and the GMS Evolution is another milestone achieved within a few months by the port. Gulf Marine Services have a number of important tasks for the GMS Evolution and her sister ship GMS Services, 5,614gt, which is already at our South Harbour terminal and we look forward to supporting those tasks.”
One of the UK’s fastest growing offshore energy bases, Blyth is also home to the energy market leaders Global Marine, Royal IHC, DeepOcean and Osbit.