About the Port
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK's largest energy port. The port is responsible for the safe movement of vessels on the Milford Haven Waterway, a deep water site on the western coast of the UK. The Port is the country’s largest handler of oil and gas, and is capable of delivering 30% of the UK gas demand.
In addition to meeting the needs of the oil and gas sector, the Port of Milford Haven is driving a dynamic diversification strategy and has a wide portfolio of specialisms covering:
- Energy, Renewables and Engineering
- Destination and Tourism
- Fishing, Food Processing and Aquaculture
The Port of Milford Haven is continuing to develop new opportunities and, in doing so, will contribute towards a brighter and more prosperous future for the people and businesses of Wales.
Key strategic advantages:
It has the following key strategic advantages over other ports in the UK and Europe:
- Over 17.0m depth of water available at all states of tide and the ability to handle vessels with drafts of up to 22.0m
- Proximity to Atlantic trade routes
- No lock restrictions
- High capacity gas and oil pipelines and electricity connections to the centre of the UK
The South Wales Energy Network (click to enlarge)
Deep Sea Operations
The Port currently serves five major energy terminals; Valero Refinery, Puma Energy, South Hook LNG, Dragon LNG and the largest petroleum tank farm in the UK, SemLogistics. Together, these terminals receive cargoes from the North Sea, North and West Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe and re-deliver finished products to international destinations. More recently, the Haven was chosen as the site for Europe’s largest gas-fired power station - Pembroke Power Station, built by RWE nPower.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port, Milford Marina, Milford Fish Docks and Quayside Properties. Activities and services include cargo handling, fish landing, ferry operations, marina facilities and cruise calls.
The Port has succeeded in attracting over £3bn of new investment over the past 5 years. As a result, the port area now sustains 4,000 skilled jobs in Pembrokeshire. These figures are a powerful reminder of what a positive impact an efficient and competitive independent port can have on the county, the region and indeed the nation as a whole.