ABP Newport

Future Ports: Newport – towards a new growth pathway for the port and city
ABP Newport

Project Promoters

Associated British Ports

Sector

Ports, infrastructure,
industrial development, zero carbon green energy

Location

Port of Newport

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ABP’s port of Newport has a really exciting future: this is a time of change which will see us build our classic port role, whilst blending in modern industrial innovations to help Wales move towards net zero. 

By 2040, our vision is of a highly efficient zero-carbon port integrated with a new ‘clean growth hub’. Together, these facilities will be a powerful combination, attracting businesses looking to futureproof their manufacturing and supply chains. At a single location, the port will offer connections to low-carbon sea and rail transport, solar energy, wind energy, heat networks, hydrogen production, and carbon capture facilities – all alongside the land needed to build the next generation of businesses. The results will bring new jobs and prosperity to Newport, drive growth across the sub-region, and help us improve the well-being of current and future generations across Wales.

Here, we have focused on three areas of change we believe will be first to market. These areas of the port have multi modal connectivity, and future access to green power. 

West Way Road: provides 22 acres of industrial development land for bespoke design and build, manufacturing, logistics, open storage and distribution, with the potential for future access to a local heat network.

Middle Quay, East Way Road: ABP are creating a 15 acre, strategic deep sea terminal, suitable for import and export of marine cargo with direct connectivity to rail and the A48 and M4. The new terminal will include lay down space, cargo shed space and open storage areas. 

Atlantic site, South Side of South Dock: this area of the port offers 74 acres of development land and an opportunity to create the heart of a clean growth hub with uses such as; clean energy generation, hydrogen production, synthetic e-fuels, and carbon capture utilisation and storage. There is potential to connect these facilities to neighbouring industrial operators, outside of the port.

For more information, visit www.abports.co.uk/future-ports-newport 

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