People, Places, Business

Baglan Energy Park

Baglan Energy Park - A Neath Port Talbot Success Story

                         Baglan Energy Park

Baglan Energy Park is one of Wales’ premier business and industrial locations.

The 180 acre park is helping transform the area, secure a green industrial future and create thousands of jobs.

Situated on the M4 motorway the Park has already attracted national and international companies as well as world class facilities.

Ecolab’s Centre of Excellence for Contamination Control provides some of the most innovative technology in the industry, including state-of-the-art cleanrooms and laboratories.

GE Energy has provided the park with a £300m power station, which provides competitively priced electricity to businesses locating on the park.

Hi-Lex Cable Systems Ltd a Japanese owned company which manufactures components for the automotive industry employs over 230 people at its’ European Head Office on the park.

Italian company Intertissue, part of Sofidel Group producesupermarket own-brand facial tissues, bathroom tissues and kitchen roll from its 1 million sq.ft. papermill.

Mardon Properties recently completed work on the first phase of a £20m mixed-use development of office premises and industrial units which is attracting a variety of companies.

Montagne Jeunesse is an environmentally aware company that markets cosmetic products such as face packs.

One Talbot Gateway is a prestigious office facility located right at the entrance to the park. Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and the NHS partnership have relocated to the site.

Baglan Bay Innovation Centre provides an environment for young, innovative, high tech, sustainable technology led businesses to grow. 39,000sq ft of accommodation, over four floors includes 32 incubator units, meeting rooms, a business support facility as well as close links with universities.

The Solar Centre meeting facility located in the centre of the park forms an annex to the Baglan Bay Innovation Centre building. The facility generates its own electricity from surplus electricity fed into the grid system, symbolising the ethos of the park.

Wales’s first Renewable Hydrogen Research and Demonstration Centre provides facilities for hydrogen production, conferencing, research, demonstrations and education all run from renewable energy sources is based at the park.

Key facts about Baglan Energy Park………….

  • Once the park is completed there will be a total investment of approximately £400 billion.
  • More than 1,600 people are now working on the park, and once the project is completed, it will have the capacity to accommodate 3,000 jobs.
  • General Electric’s combined-cycle gas turbine power plant provides competitively priced electricity to businesses located on the park.
  • The Intertissue plant at Baglan covers 82 acres and produces approximately 500 million toilet rolls which is enough tissue to wrap around the earth 375 times.
  • The Park received the BURA (British Urban regeneration Award), Insider Award for Regeneration and the Local Government Chronicle & Health Services Journal Sustainable Communities Award in recognition of its work to create a cleaner, greener industrial future for the area.
  • The Solar Centre was originally constructed for a G8 conference in Birmingham for Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Heads of State from the G8 nations.