The Celtic Freeport bid is focused on new economic growth, future green skills and advanced manufacturing for Wales.
The bid, which was submitted to the Welsh and UK governments on 24 November 2022, covers two key seaports in south Wales – Milford Haven and Port Talbot – together with strategic industrial complexes and logistics centres, to create a green innovation and investment corridor.
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A Celtic Freeport will accelerate significant inward investment in new manufacturing facilities to support the roll-out of floating offshore wind (FLOW) within the Celtic Sea, while providing the backbone for a cleaner future based on the hydrogen economy, sustainable fuels, carbon capture, cleaner steel and low-carbon logistics.
A bid consortium consisting of Associated British Ports (ABP), Neath Port Talbot Council, Pembrokeshire County Council and the Port of Milford Haven, supported by many other individuals and organisations, submitted this transformational bid for a freeport in south-west Wales.
World-leading technology investor and expert in the steel sector, Roger Maggs MBE, has been chosen by the bid partners to chair the Celtic Freeport consortium.