The South Tees Development Corporation has several strategic partners that already form part of the Development Corporation area. These partners bring with them major industrial assets and, as well as the former SSI site, include PD Ports and the deep water port of Teesport, British Steel Beam Mill and Service Centre, Tarmac’s Aggregate Jetty, BOC’s industrial gases, Northumbria Water’s industrial effluent treatment facility, Tees Commerce Park and Redcar Bulk Terminal.
BOC occupies land at Teesport and is a leading provider of gases to industrial operators in the area. It is seen as an important asset for the STDC area and is currently supplying the South Tees Site Company with nitrogen in support of the ongoing “keep safe” operations at the former SSI site
British Steel occupies about 300 acres in the South Tees area. It operates the world-renowned Teesside Beam Mill, with operations focused solely on the production of long sections and profiles. Around two thirds of the area is utilised for the external storage of products and there is the potential availability of this area for alternative development within the regeneration programme.
Northumbrian Water operates a state-of-the-art effluent treatment facility within the STDC area. The facility was established to serve the major industrial complexes within the South Tees area, including iron and steelmaking. The presence of an on-site industrial effluent treatment facility is a key attribute for the STDC area and boosts its attractiveness to potential industrial operators and for potential investors.
PD Ports (Teesport)
As Teesport offers deep-water facilities and lock-free access to the North Sea it is one of the most important ports in the UK. It is England’s largest exporting port, offering access to global markets. It is widely acknowledged as one of the best connected and fastest growing feeder ports in the UK, and is a key asset for delivering the ambitions for the regeneration project in the South Tees area.
Redcar Bulk Terminal
Redcar Bulk Terminal (RBT) is an important asset for the River Tees, one of the best deep water facilities of its type in the UK, and is a crucial aspect of the South Tees regeneration project. The terminal operates a 320 metre long quay which can accommodate vessels up to 17 metres draft. Redcar Bulk Terminal is approved for the storage of un-cleared goods and enjoys direct rail access to the National Rail network as well as excellent road connections to both the A19 and A66
Immediately adjacent to the STDC area, Wilton International is a 1,900-acre complex and is one of the UK’s most important locations for process industry manufacturing. The site is of huge importance to the local and regional economy, supporting hundreds of supply chain companies. If offers shared access to low cost power steam and other utilities and businesses benefit from integrated site infrastructure, high quality site services and close proximity to Teesport. Wilton is major asset to the STDC area and businesses investing here can benefit from the attributes the site has to offer. Through appropriate collaboration, the South Tees Development Corporation and Wilton International offer a compelling case to the international marketplace for industrial investment in the UK.