Milford Dock Lock Project
The Port of Milford Haven is currently working on a £5 million project to develop new lock gates that will secure Milford Haven’s future as a top sailing destination.
The gates are to be designed and installed at Milford Marina before the end of 2013, transforming the way the Marina can be accessed and boosting marine tourism and business in Milford Haven. The new lock gates, which will be constructed inside the existing lock, will offer sailors a 24-hour locking service compared to the current limited access.
The development is part of Visit Wales' Coastal Tourism Project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, to encourage tourism along the Welsh coastline.
This is an exciting project since the introduction of a completely new set of lock gates is a rare occurrence in British docks. Atkins, the official engineering designers for the 2012 Olympics, are designing the new gates.
The move is part of a major investment undertaken by the Port to make Milford Marina one of the top marine leisure destinations. The development reflects the confidence that the Port of Milford Haven has for the future of Milford Docks.
The new lock facility is due to be completed before December 2013.
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