One of the UKs main ‘energy’ ports is to receive a facelift with a new company unveiling plans to develop a marina there.
Pembrokeshire Marine Group said it aims to add 250 berths to the 350 at Milford Haven marina.
Milford Haven is better known its links to oil and gas with two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals and two oil refineries based near the port.
But there are now plans to invest more than £5m at the site over the next five-years.
Alec Don, Chief Executive of Milford Haven Port Authority, said: “We strongly believe that the Marine Leisure sector is capable of playing a much larger role in the Pembrokeshire economy.
“We are confident that as the market develops, as well as directly benefitting businesses in the immediate vicinity, Pembrokeshire Marine Group will attract other third party investors to the Town Centre of Milford Haven.”
The marina, one of the two located along Pembrokeshire’s Cleddau estuary, will remain under the ownership of Milford Haven Port Authority while being managed by Pembrokeshire Marine Group under terms of a long term management agreement.
Pembrokeshire Marine Group general manager Nathan Hewitt said they planned on promoting Pembrokeshire as a beautiful place to sail.
“It is an amazing place to sail with beautiful nature and scenery.
“We plan to attract sailors from south Wales, Ireland and the south coast of England.”
Cardiff Marine Group, Milford Haven Port Authority and marina development company Maritime Horizons are partners in the venture.