The port of Milford Haven in Wales has submitted a multi-million-pound funding application to the UK government’s Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS) to expand Pembroke Port.  

Port of Milford Haven submits major funding application to unlock Floating Offshore Wind supply chain opportunities and secure a new green industry for Wales

Source: Port of Milford Haven 23/10/2023

The proposed expansion of Pembroke Port would cater to the rapidly evolving demands of floating offshore wind energy. With an emphasis on sustainability and innovation, the development seeks to provide a delivery platform for the 400 MW test and demonstration phase and a fit-for-purpose site for integration, and operations and maintenance activities in support of the commercial-scale phase over the coming decades. 

Tom Sawyer, ceo of the port of Milford Haven, said: “This is another important milestone in the growing strength and evolution of the UK’s Energy Port. As the closest port to the Celtic Sea development sites and home to a heavy engineering skills-base, we are thrilled to present this application in response to the FLOWMIS initiative. It represents a pivotal step towards accelerating the growth of the floating offshore wind industry in Wales. The expansion of Pembroke Port will not only drive economic development, but also foster the emergence of a green supply chain that aligns seamlessly with the goals of the Celtic Freeport.”