Accelerating Wales' Green Economy
Attract £5.5 billion
Welsh steel industry
The Celtic Freeport will accelerate the low-carbon economy in Wales’ industrial heartland.
Our vision is to create a green investment and innovation corridor to help drive major inward investment, future skills development and national decarbonisation.
The Freeport will support new manufacturing facilities and major port infrastructure upgrades to support the roll-out of floating offshore wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea.
It will also provide the backbone for a cleaner future based on the hydrogen economy, sustainable fuels, carbon capture and storage, cleaner steel and low-carbon logistics.
Roger Maggs MBE
Chair of Celtic Freeport
The Celtic Freeport partners
Milford Haven & Port Talbot
The Celtic Freeport covers the ports of Milford Haven and Port Talbot and spans clean energy developments and innovation assets, fuel terminals, a power station, heavy engineering and the steel industry across South-West Wales.
Nearly 600 hectares connected to two deep-water ports, at the heart of Wales’ industrial landscape, primed by an investment incentives package.
Wales’ best-connected industrial zone offering strong connectivity, from rail, road and sea to transmission and fuel pipelines.
Skills and innovation
A substantial local legacy fund providing opportunities to upskill and re-skill the existing workforce as well as training for young people, alongside an innovation network bringing together academics, businesses and centres of excellence.
What to expect, when
The Celtic Freeport timeline
Freeport bidding and prospectus opens
Bid deadline closes
Green light for transformational Celtic Freeport bid
Governance structures established. Business case developed. Tax site boundaries refined.
Outline Business Case (OBC) submitted
Final business case submitted. Tax sites operational. Freeport designated.
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News & Events
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