The McNulty Yard in South Shields (later Aker McNulty) was closed in ~2013. It specialised in the later years doing work on semisubmersible oil platforms and other offshore gas and oil projects. An offshore accommodation unit remained as a reminder on the South shore until 2021. The site was taken over by the Port of Tyne Authority. When Tyne Dock was closed and in-filled, the quay was extended and amalgamated with the deep-water berth to become Tyne Bulk Terminal, initially for the import of coal, but more recently (2020) for the import of 'biomass' for power stations in Yorkshire and Lynemouth.
|Oil/gas platforms at McNulty's
|Abandoned offshore accommodation block and prototype wind turbine support. Probably the last to be built at the yard.
|The bulk terminal for biomass. The wood pellets are unloaded into the two hoppers in the centre then transferred to the concrete silos for onward transport by rail to the power stations.
|With bulker unloading biomass - June 2020