Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Wishlist of £1.3 Billion Could be Triggered by North Wales Growth Bid Cash

29th November 2017
Among the major investment plans on the table: £50 million on Holyhead Port Redevelopment and the Trawsfynydd Centre for Energy Generation Among the major investment plans on the table: £50 million on Holyhead Port Redevelopment and the Trawsfynydd Centre for Energy Generation

#Holyhead - A wishlist that could see £1.3bn of investment in the North Wales region to include the Port of Holyhead has been revealed.

According to the Daily Post, North Wales’ six councils as well as education bodies and business groups came together to prepare the North Wales Growth bid that would see money provided by the UK and Welsh governments for training and infrastructure.

A meeting of business and political leaders, today heard the plan could create over 5,000 jobs directly - with £383.4m in Growth Bid cash from the Governments tipped to trigger an additional £1 billion in private sector investment.

They also heard the plan would increase the rate of business start-ups and small business growth, support innovation in energy and advanced manufacturing, reduce unemployment and taken together with other programmes and the Wylfa Newydd development, increase GDP from £12.8bn in 2015 to £20bn in 2035.

The bid will now be considered by the UK and Welsh governments.

For a list of the projects that would be funded, click here by scrolling down the story. 

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

About The Author

Jehan Ashmore

Email The Author

Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open. is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton
bjmarine sidebutton
xyachts sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating