Unwritten Creative, the North East-based digital and branding agency, is supporting the region’s subsea sector with a project for a major new research and testing facility.

The agency has been retained by Tyne Subsea, a joint initiative between BEL Valves and Newcastle University, to support the facility’s ambitions to become the primary resource for companies developing technologies to operate in deep subsea environments.

Utilising its expertise in the engineering and offshore sectors, Unwritten is providing a range of branding and digital services including the creation of a new website and the development of targeted messaging to highlight the benefits of the facility to the subsea industry.

Unwritten Creative is developing a growing practice in engineering-based industry sectors having secured assignments from a number of companies including British Engines, BEL Valves and Phusion IM.

Tyne Subsea is driven by more than 20 years of hyperbaric test experience from BEL Valves and Newcastle University, the facility is based across two sites, delivering hyperbaric research, test and certification.

It features two distinct services, which cater to commercial, research and skills requirements. Working in collaboration, BEL Valves and Newcastle University have developed a multi-chamber hyperbaric testing operation to increase the availability of deep water and environmental testing to the subsea sector. Currently five chambers are in operation across the two sites with a fifth is due to be commissioned later this year.

Amy Jackson, Director of Unwritten Creative, said: “The subsea sector is one of the jewels in the crown of North East industry with a reputation that spans the world. As part of this project we are helping to ensure Tyne Subsea can effectively communicate its expertise and capabilities and maintain the region’s positon as a world-leader in subsea technology and operations.”

Alison Ennis, Marketing Manager, BEL Valves, said: “We have worked with Unwritten Creative on previous projects and the understanding they have of our sector was a real benefit. The creative that they came up with was spot on, and from initial concepts to launch, we always felt we were in safe hands.”