WELSH PORTS

 

World class deep water port facilities and support provided by 8 major Welsh ports

World Class Supply Chain

 

World class deep water port facilities and support provided by 7 major Welsh ports

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Grid Connection

 

Plenty of land based grid connection opportunities

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Ports

Port of Barry

Private Port, owned by Associated British Ports 

The Port of Barry, nine miles west of Cardiff, is a key facility for the region’s chemical industry, handling liquid bulks for major companies including Dow Corning. Barry also has considerable expertise in the handling of steel, scrap metal, containers, dry bulks, coal, and aggregates. The port has direct rail connections and a link road connects the port to Junction 33 of the M4.

Port of Cardiff

Private Port, owned by Associated British Ports

Located on the north side of the Severn Estuary, connected to the rail network, and within easy reach of the M4 motorway, the port has expertise in the handling of containers, steel, forest products, and bulk cargoes.

Port of Holyhead

Private Port, owned by Stena Line Ports Ltd.

The Port of Holyhead is located on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. It lies in a well-protected position due east of Holyhead Mountain, shielded from the Irish Sea by the historic Breakwater which is 1.5 miles in length. Holyhead is a 24 hour, deep water, lock–free port, centrally located on the Irish Sea coast within easy reach of several major conurbations both in the UK & Ireland

Port of Newport

Private Port, owned by Associated British Ports

The most easterly of ABP’s South Wales Ports, Newport has excellent links to the nearby M4 and direct rail connections. The port occupies a prime location to service the UK’s main industrial and commercial regions.

ABP has invested significantly in Newport over the past few years, in schemes such as new warehousing facilities, open storage areas, and additional rail sidings. The Port of Newport is a steel, metals, recycling, and renewable energy hub.

Port of Mostyn

Privately owned

The Port of Mostyn Ltd is a privately owned and operated port located in North Wales in the outer estuary of the River Dee.  It is a Statutory Harbour  Authority and also the Statutory Pilotage Authority for navigation in the estuary.

Mostyn has become one of the UK’s key offshore wind farm construction ports. Because of its initial success as an O & M base for the North Hoyle and Rhyl Flats windfarms, RWE npower renewables have chosen the Port of Mostyn as its construction and maintenance base for their Gwynt y Mor windfarm.  The £1.76 bln investment in the Gwynt-y-Mor windfarm project is forecast to create over 150 jobs during construction and over 100 long-term skilled engineering O & M jobs for the 25 year operational life of the project.

Offshore renewable energy clients which use the Port of Mostyn include RWE Npower, EON Energy and Dong Energy. Siemens Wind Power A/S, Van Oord Offshore, Vestas Wind Technology. 

Pembroke Port

Trust Port, owned and operated by Port of Milford Haven

Pembroke Port is an established deep water port with a history of handling extraordinary projects in a global context. Pembroke Port are an existing major service provider for the UK’s energy industry and have the skills set, supply chain and infrastructure necessary to support renewables projects.

The Port have proven experience in the marine renewables sector and have worked in partnership with Tidal Energy Ltd to accommodate the fabrication and deployment of the DeltaStream prototype onsite. Flexibility is paramount and the Port can facilitate each process from component delivery to decommissioning.

Pembroke Port are currently investing in a Masterplan to adapt a dedicated area of their site as a specialist facility for testing, manufacture and export of marine renewable devices.

Port Talbot

Private Port, owned by Associated British Ports

ABP Port Talbot is one of few ports in the UK capable of handling cape-size vessels of up to 170,000 dwt. It is located within easy reach of the open sea, has direct mainline rail access, and lies adjacent to the M4 motorway. The port comprises of the Tidal Harbour, which handles cape-size bulk vessels, and the docks, which can accommodate smaller heavy-lift, project, and general cargo vessels. This nationally strategic port asset has significant development opportunities available for the construction of additional berths and cargo-handling facilities. This includes the potential to accommodate a major, purpose-built deepwater facility, capable of serving UK and worldwide offshore markets.

Port of Swansea

Private Port, owned by Associated British Ports

ABP Swansea is ideally located to serve both the assembly and O&M needs of wind and tidal projects being developed in the Bristol Channel. The port has established expertise and the resources required to handle components for renewable energy projects. It currently has a 16 hectare site readily available – with several designs for quayside infrastructure already drawn up. In addition to this, the land on the outer wall of Queen’s Dock also has considerable potential for the development of O&M facilities and terminals. The port has excellent transport links and is located less than 3 miles away from Junction 42 of the M4. It also has direct links to the national rail network.