News and Events

Promotional Video launched for Supply Chain in Pembrokeshire

Marine Energy Wales are pleased to launch their new promotional film highlighting Pembrokeshire's supply chain. Marine Energy Wales are currently working on a project which aims to assess the current capabilities of companies as well as their potential to...

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Marine energy takes a step forward in Wales

Marine Energy Wales are delighted to announce that they have received funding from the Coastal Communities Fund for their Marine Energy Test Area (META) project. The project aims to create pre-consented testing areas in the Milford Haven Waterway for technology...

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Marine Energy Wales is Hiring – Project Manager

Marine Energy Wales is currently hiring for a Project Manager (Maternity Cover) to join our Pembrokeshire-based team. Marine Energy Wales, along with Marine Energy Pembrokeshire, are projects run by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF). The successful candidate will work...

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Wave of success continues for Mainstay Marine

Pembroke Dock-based workboat and marine energy device builder Mainstay Marine Solutions has won the second phase contract for the ‘design, engineering and maintenance support’ for an innovative wave energy converter development project on behalf of client...

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Swansea University’s Metal Project

The Materials and Manufacturing Education Training and Learning (Metal) project delivers high quality materials and manufacturing work-based learning. The aim is to reduce skills gaps in the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing sector by delivering work based learning...

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Instream Energy Systems Welcomes its First UK Employee

Instream Energy Systems, a Canadian based developer of hydrokinetic systems for tidal and inland applications welcomes its first UK employee, Joe Hussey to the team. Joe brings over 16 years’ experience in the development of renewable energy projects and engineering...

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SAVE THE DATE – Marine Energy Supply Chain Project Event

A few weeks ago we announced that we had been successful in obtaining LEADER funding for a new project looking at the potential for supply chain in Pembrokeshire and Wales.  Our first stakeholder engagement event will be held in Pembroke Dock on 14th September. More...

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Energy Targets for Wales – Stakeholder Workshop

SAVE THE DATE - Energy Targets for Wales – Stakeholder Workshop 17 July, Cardiff Welsh Government is committed to delivering the target of at least an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. The energy we use and generate will be a key part of developing our...

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UK Committee on Climate Change’s (UKCCC) Call for Evidence

Cardiff, 6 July Deganwy,13 July   Following on from the UK Committee on Climate Change’s (UKCCC) Call for Evidence on how we account on our emissions in Wales they will now be holding a second, Call for Evidence (between 6 July and 11 September) on setting the...

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We are hiring – Education Coordinator

  Role: Education Coordinator / Cydlynydd Addysg Location: Pembroke Dock Salary & Benefits: £25,000 Application Deadline: Monday (Noon) 3rd July 2017 Start Date: August 2017   Do you want to join us in creating healthy and resilient coastal communities?...

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Wave Hub Ltd expands its operations in Wales

Wave Hub Ltd is expanding its operations in Wales to support the development of the Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone.  Wave Hub Ltd, the leaseholder for the Pembrokeshire wave energy site, has recruited Madeline Cowley as its Project Manager to lead on the company’s...

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Wave-tricity Tenders

Wave-tricity is looking to appoint contractors for various support services related to its wave energy development plans. Pembrokeshire-based wave energy developer Wave-tricity is seeking towage and maritime support services provider who would be in charge of towing...

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All Wales Boat Show 2017

The All Wales Boat Show takes place from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June at Conwy Quays Marina and Marine Energy Wales will be exhibiting and speaking during the Marine Careers Day. For 2017, the land based part of the Show will be free to enter with donations welcomed for...

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LEADER Funding Confirmed for Supply Chain Project

  Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, the company behind projects such as Marine Energy Wales and Marine Energy Pembrokeshire, are delighted to have received funding to develop a new project looking at the supply chain potential in Wales. The global marine energy sector...

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Wave Energy takes a step forward in Wales

  Wave Hub Ltd has appointed Black & Veatch to undertake a feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone, a planned offshore site for testing multiple wave energy arrays of up to 30MW each. The study will prepare an outline design specification...

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Leask Marine to export marine energy capability to Wales

Press Release: 11th May 2017 Orkney-based Leask Marine have become the latest company to join Pembrokeshire’s Marine Energy Hub, bringing with them over 10 years of experience supporting the marine renewables industry. The Marine Energy Hub is located in Pembroke Dock...

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Marine Energy Wales 2017 Film

Our Marine Energy Wales 2017 film is now here. Including highlights from our conference, this 4 minute film outlines reasons why Wales is becoming a global leader in the marine energy industry.  

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Minesto Job Vacancy – Marine Operative

  Minesto are currently searching for a General Purpose Marine Operative to be based in their offices in Anglesey. Minesto is a world-leading marine energy technology developer with a commercial-scale demonstrator planned for commission in 2017. The role is key...

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Marine Renewable Energy Development Survey

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) are carrying out a survey to map the worldwide renewable energy network. The ICES Working Groups on Marine Benthal and Renewable Energy Development and on Marine Renewable Energy Development are seeking...

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Marine Renewables Canada Webinar: Spotlight on Wales

Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00pm BST titled Spotlight on Wales: Marine Renewable Energy Projects, Progress, & Prospects. With €100.4 million of EU funding prioritised for marine energy in Wales over the next five...

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EMEC are recruiting

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters, having supported more real-sea deployments than at any other site in the world. EMEC are looking for a Performance Test Engineer to deliver their marine...

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Minesto awarded consent for Holyhead Deep installation

  Leading tidal energy developer Minesto has taken yet another important step towards commercialisation of its unique Deep Green technology in Welsh tidal streams, as the company has received marine license for a 0.5MW installation in Holyhead Deep.  Consenting...

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WEFO Call for Small Scale Renewable Energy Proposals

Around £14m of EU funds are available for more small scale community renewable energy proposals. WEFO is looking for proposals that will demonstrate the ability of a community to produce its own energy source and manage it through a smart grid application. Proposals...

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Sustainable Severn Conference, Cardiff, 27 April 2017

Download agenda here. As the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary become the focus for new energy including tidal lagoons and Hinckley C, the estuary is entering a period of radical change. Building on the themes from the previous two forums of energy, environment and...

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Regen are recruiting

  Regen are currently recruiting for the following roles: Senior project manager Closing date: Recruiting immediately Location: Flexible Contract type: Permanent Hours: Full time Salary: Circa £35k per annum Summary: Working within Regen's senior management team,...

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MaRINET2 opens call for free access to testing facilities

    The MaRINET2 project has opened a call for applications. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave...

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‘Renewable Energy and Fisheries – Plugging the Gap’

7th Annual IFM Specialist Conference  Coldra Court Hotel, Newport. April 25th – 26th 2017. With a Government drive to increase the proportion of energy we obtain from renewable sources there is increasing focus on reliable and predictable sources from the aquatic...

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Minesto hosts Ministerial visit

  On Thursday, Minesto hosted a visit from Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government in Wales, at their UK head offices in Holyhead. Among other things, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government is responsible for the...

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Spring Edition of Wave & Tidal Energy Network Magazine

The latest edition of the Wave and Tidal Energy Network magazine has been released and it includes an article from Marine Energy Wales on page 4. Articles from many Marine Energy Wales members are also featured, including Wave Hub Ltd., Tocardo Turbines and Carnegie...

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Wave Hub Ltd welcomes funding for Pembrokeshire site

Wave Hub Ltd has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of the award of £324,000 to enable a major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone.   The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates,...

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Minesto Contract Notice

Swedish tidal energy developer, Minesto, has launched a tender for a Framework Agreement of general support services for a variety of marine operational needs, such as vessels and cranes for the tidal kite.  The Framework should have prices valid for one year, with...

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Swansea Bay City Deal is signed by Prime Minister

  The leader of Pembrokeshire County Council has headed to Swansea to hear more about the biggest ever investment for south west Wales – a total investment package of £241million. Cllr Jamie Adams joined UK and Welsh Government ministers to witness Prime Minister...

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Contract Notice – Wave-tricity

Wave-tricity is looking to procure two boats for transfer of personnel and equipment in the Milford Haven Waterways. The two vessels, a work and a support boat, will be stored on Wave-tricity’s pontoons during the 24-month contract. The contract also includes...

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Programme Released for Marine Energy Wales Conference

Marine Energy Wales will be hosting their 2017 Annual Conference on 30th March in Swansea, and today the highly anticipated programme has been released. The programme features 26 world class speakers and includes technology developers, supply chain, academia and...

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Wave-tricity’s pioneering Ocean Wave Rower goes to sea

Wave-tricity begin sea trials for its pioneering wave energy device. The sea trials for this exciting project have commenced and the robust, low maintenance device that can produce clean electricity for all, is being put through its paces. The device will underpin a...

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Transition Bro Gwaun Coastal Energy Event

Transition Bro Gwaun are hosting a FREE one day “Coastal Energy Event” in partnership with Renew Wales. Come and find out about a range of exciting community initiatives, developing local energy systems, partnership working and a mix of storage and energy supply...

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Record Figures Anticipated for Welsh Marine Energy Event

Marine Energy Wales will be hosting their 2017 Annual Conference on 30th March in Swansea, and with a month to go tickets are selling fast. Exhibition space is sold out, and the site visit of Tidal Lagoon Power is fully booked. In 2016, Marine Energy Wales was...

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Over 100 MPs urge government to back tidal lagoons

More than 100 MPs from all parties have urged the government to make a swift decision in favour of pressing ahead with the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, which was endorsed by former Conservative energy minister Charles Hendry in last month's Hendry Review on Tidal...

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Marine Energy Wales’ reaction to Minesto Expansion

Press release: 15/02/2017 Last week it was announced that Minesto intend to scale up their Holyhead Deep project by increasing the planned installation of their tidal array to 80MW. A scoping report has been submitted to Natural Resources Wales following the...

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GWave launches Wave Hub Project

American wave energy developer, GWave has announced its plans for a 9MW wave energy project to be deployed at Wave Hub, Cornwall.     GWave, based in Portland, Maine, USA has spent the past decade developing its Power Generation Vessel (PGV) technology, an...

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RenewableUK – Wave & Tidal 2017

23 February 2017 | QEII Centre, London UK Bringing the Ocean Energy Race to the heart of Westminster. The UK’s world-beating natural resources are inspiring new marine energy industry clusters around its coastline, in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Wales,...

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New tender alert – Minesto

Minesto is looking for a supplier of load cells that will be used for its Deep Green tidal power plant. Swedish tidal energy developer will use the load cells to measure tether and struts force on its 500kW tidal power plant planned for deployment off Wales. The load...

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Job Opportunity – Wave Hub

Wave Hub Ltd is currently recruiting a Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone Project Manager. Wave Hub Limited’s main responsibilities are to manage, operate and maintain three offshore deployment sites for demonstrating wave and tidal energy technology. The main site is...

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Tidal Lagoon Power’s Response to the Hendry Review

Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay have been backed by a government-commissioned review. Charles Hendry's independent report into the technology's viability said it would make a "strong contribution" to the UK's energy supply. He said it was cost effective...

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Marine Energy Wales Conference 2017 – Tickets on sale

The inaugural Marine Energy Wales Annual Conference will build on 7 successful years of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire seminars and will mark the launch of the new pan-Wales body. The Conference will be held at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Thursday 30th March 2017....

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Minesto orders commercial-scale wing

Minesto has finished the procurement of yet another subsystem for the first commercial-scale Deep Green demonstrator, as they have placed an order for what presumably is the most characteristic part of the Deep Green system; the wing. It is Green Marine out of...

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Marine Industries Advisor Job with NRW

NRW are recruiting for a Marine Industries Advisor. This job helps to ensure that the marine environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained and enhanced in the present and for the future. The successful applicant will do this by providing expert...

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New jobs advertised with SEACAMS2

Several exciting new positions have just been advertised with the SEACAMS2 team. SEACAMS 2 a £17 M three year project at Bangor and Swansea universities, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is an investment in the potential offered by the marine...

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Wales and Canada strengthen marine energy ties

Marine Energy Wales have signed an agreement with Marine Renewables Canada to share knowledge and support development of marine energy. The two organisations have been key drivers for marine energy in their respective nations, and share many aims and objectives. This...

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MarineSpace and Aquatera sign MoU

MarineSpace and Aquatera are delighted to enter a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on projects across a number of sectors.The two companies have already worked successfully together on a number of projects including jointly managing the Offshore...

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MEW presenting at ITES Awards Dinner

David Jones, Director of Marine Energy Wales will be presenting at the 6th Annual International Tidal Energy Summit (ITES) Awards Ceremony and Dinner on 22nd Nov (London) to put the spotlight on Wales’ role as an industry leader. He will be discussing Wales’ growing...

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Ocean Energy Forum Strategic Roadmap

 The Ocean Energy Forum Strategic Roadmap has been delivered to the European Commission on 08 November 2016 after over two-years’ work by the Ocean Energy Forum stakeholders.  The Roadmap identifies the path to follow on European leadership in ocean energy and...

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Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workshop

Do you work in the Energy and Environment Sector? Are you aware of the EU funding that is available? The Energy and Environment sector is fast becoming one of prominence and unrivalled importance in Wales, as a result The Swansea Bay Regional Engagement Team will be...

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Wales becomes Lead Partners of Ocean Energy Europe

09 November 2016. Brussels. The Welsh Government made formal ties with Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) today to facilitate structured engagement and collaboration. The move is evidence of the strategic importance of Wales in the ocean energy sector as both an early market...

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Marine Energy Wales is launched

Wales is quickly becoming a global leader in the marine energy sector and the establishment of a new body Marine Energy Wales will drive forward the development of this new industry.A growing number of world leading technology developers are capitalising on Wales’...

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Wave-tricity award contract to Mainstay Marine

Wave-tricity are delighted to announce that the contract to build their new energy device has been awarded to Mainstay Marine Solutions, Pembroke.This first major work package of the innovative wave energy converter development project will see Wave-tricity bring the...

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Technical progress for Minesto

In October, Minesto’s quarter-scale sea trials of the Deep Green technology have reached new highs of electricity generation. The results correspond to full power production for a full-scale power plant.Quarter-scale sea tests of Minesto’s unique technology for...

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Marine Energy Pembrokeshire’s response to Tidal Energy Ltd.

"At a time when this new sector is really gathering momentum in Wales it is disappointing to hear that a Welsh based company, who have played a key role in the sectors development has gone into administration. It highlights the challenges of being at the forefront of...

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Marine Power Systems receive Innovate UK funding

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based wave energy developer, has received £200,000 from Innovate UK to develop next-generation WaveSub wave energy device.The 12-month project to deliver the modelling, design, build, test and validation of MPS’ next-generation...

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Minesto Job Vacancy: HSQE Manager

Minesto are currently advertising for a Health, Safety, Quality & Environment Manager to be based in their Holyhead offices on Anglesey.Minesto is one of the world’s leading developers of innovative tidal power technology.The company was set up in 2007 to...

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Marine Energy Supply Chain Gateway

The Marine Energy Supply Chain Gateway (MESCG) is a database of suppliers supporting the UK’s marine energy industry.Welsh Government is working alongside six partners to provide a comprehensive guide to the marine energy supply chain in the UK.  It brings together...

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Tidal Lagoon Power – Job Vacancies

Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) is looking to expand its team with various job openings. The job vacancies can all be viewed on their website here.Current opportunities include:Development AssistantEEP Development CoordinatorPolicy CoordinatorNumerical ModellerSenior CFD...

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Minesto invites AC/DC tenders

Swedish tidal energy developer, Minesto, has launched a tender to acquire an AC/DC converter that will be used for its tidal energy project off Wales.Minesto is looking for a feasible contractor or a consortium of contractors that can deliver an AC/DC converter,...

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