TWI Technology Centre |
Riverside Park Industrial Estate, Ferrous Road,
Middlesbrough, TS2 1DJ
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open to Supply Chain North East Programme participants only.*
*To be able to receive support from this programme, you need to:
Set up in Middlesbrough in 1992, TWI Technology and Training Centre – North East is an extension of the resources at company headquarters in Cambridge, and complements TWI’s work in engineering consultancy and industry training.
The Middlesbrough premises were opened in 2016 by the Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH. Developed in partnership with Middlesbrough Borough Council, Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Local Enterprise Partnership, this £10m purpose-built facility was enabled through European Regional Development and Regional Growth funding along with investment from TWI.
Research and development work covers a wide range oftechnologiesforindustry sectorsincludingoil and gas, chemical, power generation and transport. Services include materials characterisation and modelling for safety critical applications on structures and welds,surface and coatings technologies, fitness-for-service assessments and additive manufacturing simulation support. Further expertise covers thick-section arc welding and the innovative use ofelectron beam technologyfor construction and repair of large fabrications or components.
The Centre’s training and examinations facilities contain specially designed training suites and state-of-the-art equipment for underwater inspection, plastics joining, weld inspection and non-destructive testing applications. Training delivered on site enables engineers to use the latest technologies to ensure the safety of structures such as offshore platforms, wind towers, chemical plant and oil pipelines.
The Technology and Training Centre also houses a local base for TWI Certification Ltd, which provides compliance verification of manufacturing companies and welder training organisations against European and international standards for welding, joining and materials integrity.
Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 1,100 businesses through to 2023, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024. Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).
Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
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For the purposes of remaining compliant with competition law, members should not discuss commercially sensitive strategic information (including but not limited to, details of proposed or actual pricing, information about target or key customers or expansion plans) in or around NEPIC meetings, including at unofficial get-togethers or over coffee/lunch.