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Harwich International Port Limited
Parkeston, Harwich, Essex,
CO12 4SR, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1255 242000
Fax: +44 (0)1255 241400


Harwich International Port offers the following advantages

•Total operational area of 42 hectares (105 acres)

•Quay length of over 1,000 metres

•Maximum depth alongside up to 9.5 metres

•No air draft restrictions

•Strategic location on the UK East Coast

•Lock-free unrestricted access to the North Sea

•Naturally protected harbour

•Regular ferry connections to the Continent

•Direct rail services

•Stansted Airport less than one hour away by road

Potential Bathside Bay development:

•Total operational area of 113 hectares (279 acres)

•Quay length of 1,400 metres

•Maximum depth alongside up to 15.0 metres





Harwich International Port is already heavily committed to the offshore renewables sector, having first acted as an installation base for the Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm. Harwich also hosted the Greater Gabbard project, which boasts an array of 140 turbines producing up to 504MW of energy, making it the largest offshore wind farm in the world.

In addition, the Port has provided support facilities for the Thanet development and for other power-related projects.

Building on this formidable experience, Harwich International Port has consent for a major new port development at Bathside Bay, immediately adjacent to the existing facility, which could offer further opportunities for the industry.

Planning permission has already been obtained for a container terminal, with all necessary habitat mitigation measures agreed.

Bathside Bay has the potential to be a multifunctional site for manufacturing and assembly. It is capable of supporting multiple large-scale facilities as well as being a prime installation base.

Harwich is ideally located to serve the UK’s Round 3 projects, of which over 20 GW are being developed within 200 miles of the port. Its position could also prove pivotal for future sites off the coasts of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.



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