Benefits of the project for the local community

 

During the construction stage, opportunities exist for contractors, service providers and suppliers that will have a direct benefit for the local economy.

 

We aim to maximise the use of local engineering companies and their resources for the site construction works, including the civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation contractors.

 

The overall benefit for the local community will come as a result of improving the long term viability of Pembroke Refinery as a major employer in Pembrokeshire and Wales. Pembroke Refinery employs over 500 full time employees and approximately almost 900 contract employees.

 

During major planned maintenance ‘turnarounds’, the numbers employed at the refinery can be boosted by a further 1,500+ people. In addition, the refinery supports a long established apprenticeship and graduate scheme, covering disciplines such as process operations, instrumentation, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and chemical and process engineering.

 

More widely, Pembroke Refinery purchases services from over 600 companies, many of them in Wales, and in 2016 this amounted to over £36 million spent with local companies. During ‘turnarounds’, this spending may be boosted by a further £200 million.

 

The value to the Welsh economy from salaries, business rates and employment at Pembroke Refinery is estimated at £75 million per year, with a 2013 study by Cardiff Business School concluding that every direct job in the Milford Haven Waterway energy sector supports a further 1.7 full time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the Welsh economy.

 

Pembroke Refinery has a long record of supporting educational, cultural, sporting activities in its local communities, with hundreds of thousands of pounds spent annually on charity and community groups and projects in Pembrokeshire and Wales. Securing the refinery’s future by controlling energy costs are one way to ensure these benefits for local communities in Pembrokeshire continue.

 

 

 

 

The existing contribution of Pembroke Refinery to the local economy

500
full time employees

900

almost 900 contract employees

1,500+

During major planned maintenance ‘turnarounds’, the numbers employed at the refinery can be boosted by a further 1,500+ people

£36 million

Pembroke Refinery purchases services from over
600 companies, many of them in Wales. In 2016 this amounted to over £36 million spent with local companies

£75 million

Per annum from salaries, business rates and employment at the refinery

1.7 FTE Jobs

Every direct job in the Milford Haven Waterway energy sector supports a further 1.7 full time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the Welsh economy.