Plans have been unveiled for a major expansion of the Port of Tyne.
The port wants to enlarge its facilities for importing wood pellets, with an investment of 180 million pounds.
The port development would create 900 construction jobs followed by 300 posts when the new development is up and running.
The pellets would be burned in power stations as an environmentally friendly alternative to coal.
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