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As part of a new series focused on the ambitions and opportunities of the Celtic Freeport bid in South Wales, Business News Wales spoke with Nick Revell, Managing Director at Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, about the game changing impact the freeport will have on the supply chain network and, in particular, the ability to offer continuity of employment, as part of the just transition to a cleaner future. A once-in-a-generation opportunity that needs to be grasped by the UK and Welsh governments.

About the Celtic Freeport Bid

Celtic Freeport is an exciting project that will unlock the widest possible opportunities for Wales by accelerating innovation and encouraging significant investment, while fast-tracking modern skills for new green industries and national decarbonisation.

With development sites throughout Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire, the Celtic Freeport will:

  • Support 16,000 new green jobs
  • Generate £5.5bn of new investment
  • Accelerate the roll-out of floating offshore wind and the hydrogen economy.

 

 

Background

In September 2022, the Welsh and UK governments invited proposals for a freeport in Wales.

The closing date for bids was 24 November 2022, with the winning bid expected to be announced in early February.

The Celtic Freeport bid was lodged on behalf of a public-private consortium whose partners include Associated British Ports (ABP), Neath Port Talbot Council, Pembrokeshire County Council and the Port of Milford Haven.

 

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Celtic Freeport is an exciting project that will unlock the widest possible opportunities for Wales by accelerating innovation and encouraging significant investment, while fast-tracking modern skills for new green industries and national decarbonisation.

In September 2022, the Welsh and UK governments invited proposals for a freeport in Wales.

The closing date for bids was 24 November 2022, with the winning bid expected to be announced in early spring 2023.

The Celtic Freeport bid was lodged on behalf of a public-private consortium whose partners include Associated British Ports (ABP), Neath Port Talbot Council, Pembrokeshire County Council and the Port of Milford Haven.

 

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