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.
Its most recent 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 of technologies for industry sectors including oil 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 of electron beam technology for construction and repair of large fabrications or components.