The Port of Milford Haven is a key driver of regional economic growth. It has attracted around £3 billion of private sector investment in recent years which has helped to support 4,000 local jobs.
The Port is committed to continually investing in port infrastructure and services that delivers sustainable economic growth in Pembrokeshire.
Current port projects include:
Milford Waterfront is a flagship development for the Port of Milford Haven. Positioned on the doorstep of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with quick and easy access to over 22 miles of the beautiful Milford Haven Waterway, Milford Waterfront will be an exciting place to live, work and play.
The multi-million pound venture comprises approximately 380,000 sq ft of development space. As well as embracing independent businesses, there are significant investment opportunities for national businesses with dedicated space for hotels, restaurants, food retail and leisure.
The Milford Haven Waterway has long been a key operating hub for the traditional energy sector and is now also proving of value to the emerging renewables sector - particularly marine renewables. The location offers proximity to natural energy resources, a highly-skilled supply chain, and extensive supporting infrastructure. Work is underway to increase the opportunities presented by this sector.
piSCES is an Interreg funded project (supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme). It aims to use smart grid technologies to reduce the costs and carbon footprint of Energy Networks in the fish processing industry. This will be done through modelling the usage profile of their energy networks and optimising that against the wholesale energy market and any available onsite generation.
Liddeston Solar Array
20,000 high-efficiency solar photovoltaic panels, each generating around 250 watts and with a 25 year lifespan have recently been installed as an array on the outskirts of Milford Haven. The solar panels are capable of supplying over 5,000 megawatt hours of clean electricity each year; enough energy to power around 1,000 homes as well as saving just over 1,800 tonnes of carbon emissions – equivalent to taking 267 cars off the road. This clean energy will be fed into the local grid, becoming part of the energy mix used by houses and businesses in the immediate vicinity.
A set of new lock gates have been installed at Milford Marina and were constructed inside the existing lock. The improved facility will help boost marine tourism and business in Milford Haven. This is an exciting project since the introduction of a completely new set of lock gates is a rare occurrence in British docks.
In 2012 the Port installed 2,500 solar panels across 25 of its buildings in Milford Marina and Fish Docks and Pembroke Port, installed low-energy LED bollards throughout Milford Marina as part of a renovation programme.