Hadrian Points the Way to OGN
A name synonymous with the North East’s heritage is being embraced by OGN Group, which provides engineering, procurement and construction services to the offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries.
The firm is situated on Hadrian Yard, in Wallsend, the town that is the starting point for one of the region’s most famous and historic landmarks – Hadrian’s Wall.
Now, in honour of that illustrious past, OGN is re-naming the road leading up to its yard, to Hadrian’s Way. To mark the change, a new name plate was unveiled by Wallsend MP, Mary Glindon.
Mary said “ As a company OGN is a success story on the North Bank of the Tyne. It’s a company that is really committed to providing jobs for local people. I am really pleased OGN is cementing its relationship with North Tyneside by renaming the road.”
The Hadrian Yard was formerly owned by engineering and construction company Amec.
David Edwards, OGN Chief Executive, said: “Everyone at OGN is very proud of the area’s heritage, from the great legacy left by the yard’s previous owner to the region’s historic tourist attractions and innovations made by the region’s industrial pioneers.
“With Hadrian’s Wall being one of the most famous and iconic ancient structures in the world, and the fact the yard already bears that name, we thought it appropriate to change the street name to honour this feat of construction engineering.”
Since taking over the Hadrian yard in Wallsend in 2009, OGN has built a reputation throughout the offshore industry as one of the UK’s leading EPC contracting services companies