Sunday, February 5, 2023

Anemoi Marine Technologies has extended the lease for their land-based Rotor Sail test facility at the Port of Blyth following a period of growth for the business.

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Anemoi is an award-winning global provider of proven wind technology for the shipping industry. For nearly 10 years Anemoi’s test facility has been based at the Port of Blyth, which is a leading offshore energy support base. The collaboration has been instrumental in bringing Anemoi Rotor Sail Technology to the market as the London-headquartered business takes huge strides towards future proofing the shipping industry. The location at the Port of Blyth obtains similar wind conditions to those experienced at sea, which allows Anemoi to test and research the performance of Rotor Sails in a safe and controlled environment. The facility, which houses a full-scale folding Rotor Sail, continues to play an important role in the development of Anemoi Rotor Sails.

It’s fantastic that Anemoi will continue their operations here at the Port. Anemoi plays a key role in decarbonisation within the maritime industry and we are proud to facilitate forward-thinking companies who are creating a greener future. There is a growing cluster of pioneering businesses along the estuary that are leading the energy transition from Blyth.  

Martin Lawlor
Chief Executive Officer, Port of Blyth

We’re delighted to be extending our lease at the Port of Blyth. Anemoi is going from strength to strength as Rotor Sails become an integral tool in the race to reduce global ship emissions. Anemoi are proud to invest in the United Kingdom and continue our close ties with such a significant Port.  

Kim Diederichsen
Chief Executive Officer, Anemoi

About Port of Blyth

Port of Blyth is the port operating division of Blyth Harbour Commission, an independent statutory trust established in 1882. It is one of the largest Trust Port’s in the UK handling cargo across four terminals based around the River Blyth.

Together with major logistics and training divisions, the Port group has a growing turnover exceeding £25 million, driven by growth across a variety of sectors but particularly offshore energy, with the Port is now recognised as a major strategic east coast base supporting the sector. Other trade handled includes containers, dry bulks (coal, aggregates, cement etc) and marine fuels.

As a Trust Port, all profits are re-invested back into the Port to improve facilities and to provide benefits for its wider stakeholders.

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