Wales: Skates hears about Pembroke Port’s marine energy plans

Wales’ Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, visited the Port of Milford Haven for a briefing on its future development plans which include setting the Pembroke Port as a world-class marine energy base.

The Economy Secretary for Wales was presented with the latest information on the Port’s work with partners on a bid for £28 million investment in the Pembroke Dock Marine Project under the UK’s City Deal program.

The project could transform Pembroke Port into a thriving marine energy centre where firms will be able to draw up, develop and service renewable energy projects to exploit abundant tide and wave resources off the Pembrokeshire coast.

Skates said: “The development plans for Milford Haven Port are very exciting and present an opportunity to attract more visitors to the area as well as benefit the local community and economy. The Welsh Government is keen to play a role in supporting projects that that will enable Welsh ports to flourish, and I look forward to working with Milford Haven with a view to making it a world class destination for leisure and industry.”

Skates was welcomed by Port of Milford Haven’s Chairman, Peter Jones, and its Chief Executive, Alec Don, who also offered updates on the proposed £70 million investment around Milford Marina and Milford Fish Docks, known as the Milford Waterfront project.

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