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Marine Energy Wales Conference 2018

Marine Energy Wales will be hosting its annual conference on 19th April and a limited number of tickets are still available for Wales’ only conference dedicated to the marine renewable energy industry. The conference will feature 25 world class speakers from project...

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Aquatera are hiring

Over the last 18 years Aquatera has established itself as a pioneering environmental and energy consulting organisation with a leading position in offshore renewables. It is an award winning company with significant achievements at home and worldwide. Aquatera’s...

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RenewableUK Wave and Tidal, 28th February 2018

Marine Energy Wales is delighted to be an event supporter of RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal 2018 conference and exhibition on 28 February in Glasgow, Scotland. Wave & Tidal 2018 offers delegates unparalleled access to key UK stakeholders and supply chain opportunities in...

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Interreg – Targeted call on renewable energy in 2018

  The North West Europe Programme has recently opened a targeted call on renewable energy, closing 31st July. There is €50m available and now is the time to start thinking of forming a successful transnational project. North-West Europe is one of the highest energy...

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Coastal Communities Fund – Round 5 open in Wales

  The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) encourages the economic development of UK coastal communities by giving funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Since the start of the CCF in 2012 we have awarded grants to 277 organisations across the UK to the...

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Further vacancies with Bombora

Bombora Wave Power have two new vacancies to be based in the offices in Pembroke Dock: Senior Electrical Control Engineer Senior Mechanical Engineer Click the links to find out more including how to apply. The deadline is 5th...

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Nova Innovation expands in Wales

Nova Innovation has announced an expansion of its activity in Wales, heralding an exciting period of growth for the company. Nova has opened a new office at the Galeri community enterprise centre in Caernarfon, and appointed Gwynedd-based Dr Kate Smith as Environment...

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Marine Power Systems’ WaveSub goes to sea

UK marine technology development company Marine Power Systems (MPS) has successfully launched its wave energy device the WaveSub onto open water, marking the start of a new phase of sea-based testing for the device. The 1:4 scale prototype of the WaveSub wave energy...

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Minesto are looking for a Project Manager and a HSQE Manager

  Minesto is a world-leading marine energy technology developer with the mission to minimize the global carbon footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial clean energy production from tidal and ocean currents. Minesto’s award-winning and patented product,...

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Swansea tidal lagoon: ‘Substantial’ offer from Carwyn Jones

The first minister has offered cash to help kickstart plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon energy project in Swansea Bay. Carwyn Jones said the Welsh Government would offer a "substantial" investment, but did not say how much. He accused the UK government of "dragging its...

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EMEC opens up free access opportunity through MaRINET2

The second call for MaRINET2 applications opens Monday, 15th January 2018. As a partner in the MaRINET2 initiative, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is encouraging wind, wave and tidal energy developers, supply chain companies and research organisations to...

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Come and join our team

Business Development And Delivery Manager / Rheolwr Datblygu A Darparu Busnes Location: Pembroke Dock Salary & Benefits: c. £28,000 p.a Application Deadline: Friday (Noon) 26th Jan, 2018 Start Date: March/April 2018   Do you want to join us in creating healthy and...

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Join Bombora’s dynamic team

Company Overview Founded in 2012, Bombora Wave Power is an award-winning ocean energy company with origins in Perth, Western Australia.  Our innovative mWave converters deliver environmentally friendly, large scale energy for national electricity grids.  Bombora wave...

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Consultation on the Welsh National Marine Plan

Welsh Government are seeking views on a consultation draft of the first marine plan.  This plan explains how we will manage the sustainable development of our seas, supporting “Blue growth” across multiple industries while protecting our wildlife, habitats and natural...

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Bombora Wavepower issue Supply Chain Expressions of Interest

  Company Overview Founded in 2012, Bombora is an award-winning ocean energy company with origins in Perth, Western Australia.  Our innovative mWave converters deliver environmentally friendly, large scale energy for national electricity grids.  Bombora wave farms can...

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Bombora wavepower are recruiting!

  Company Overview Founded in 2012, Bombora is an award-winning ocean energy company with origins in Perth, Western Australia.  Our innovative mWave converters deliver environmentally friendly, large scale energy for national electricity grids.  Bombora wave farms can...

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SEACAMS Stakeholder Workshop – iMarDIS

25th - 26th January: Improving Marine Energy Sector Access to SEACAMS data and information. The Integrated Marine Data and Information System (iMarDIS) will provide a single point of access to data, products and services derived from the collaborative research carried...

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Wales calls for tidal and wave research support

  The Welsh government is looking to commission a contractor to conduct tidal and wave research work in support of the Welsh National Marine Plan. The contract will focus on the sourcing, consolidation and standardization of existing environmental evidence, and on...

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Bombora expands operations in Wales

  Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd has announced the expansion of its European operations with new headquarters to be based in Pembroke Dock, Wales. This follows Bombora’s capital raising announcement on 17 November, 2017 detailing a multi-million dollar investment from...

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Nova Innovation praised by ORE Catapult

Nova Innovation Ltd has been hailed as a tidal energy game changer by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy. Nova Innovation is the third company to feature in a series of case studies showcasing...

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Morlais are recruiting for 7 new positions

Menter Môn is currently recruiting for seven new people to join the team responsible for delivering the Morlais Demonstration Zone off Anglesey in North Wales. The positions available are: Supply Chain Director Finance Director Customer Liaison Director Managing...

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Marine Energy Wales win at Green Energy Awards

Last Friday (10th November) saw the annual Wales Green Energy Awards taking place in Cardiff and we were delighted to find out that Marine Energy Wales won an award for Most Outstanding Advocate - Organisation. Hosted by RenewableUK Cymru, the awards celebrate and...

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EU funding awarded for Marine Energy Test Site in Wales

Welsh Government has announced a further £1.2 million in funding to accelerate marine energy development in Wales. The investment is to develop a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway. The funding will support the work of Marine Energy...

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Marine Energy Wales welcomes Minesto’s cost reduction study

Last week Minesto released an updated Cost of Energy analysis which has shown significant improvements compared to previous estimates. Marine Energy Wales welcome this as a positive step forward for the industry. Minesto’s updated Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE)...

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Repetitive Energy receives support from Port of Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven has offered support to Welsh based Repetitive Energy to carry out their three year operation to develop their vertical axis tidal stream converter Smartstream ™ prototypes in Pembroke Dock. Tim James, Director of Energy Development at the...

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Wave Hub are hiring

  Wave Hub Limited’s main responsibilities are to manage, operate and maintain two offshore deployment sites for demonstrating renewable energy technology.  The main site is Wave Hub in Cornwall and the additional site, in its early development stage,  is located off...

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Wales sets 70% clean energy target

Welsh government has set a target for Wales to generate 70% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030. The clean energy ambition for Wales, announced by Cabinet Secretary for Environment Lesley Griffiths, also includes a target for 1GW of renewable...

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Wales and Canada continue to build marine energy relationship

Marine Energy Wales will be making a momentous visit across the Atlantic to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference, to share knowledge and experience of their work within the marine energy sector. The annual conference which is taking place in Ottawa on...

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ASTUTE 2020 – Working with the Welsh Manufacturing Industry

Demand-led by industry, ASTUTE 2020 is working together with the Welsh manufacturing industry to embed advanced and sustainable technologies. ASTUTE 2020’s latest industrial collaboration with Marine Power Systems Ltd. (MPS) is on generating suitable computational...

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KESS 2 call – now open

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) is a major pan-Wales operation supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government. KESS 2 links companies and organisations with academic expertise in the Higher Education sector in Wales to undertake...

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Marine Power Systems are recruiting

Marine Power System is looking to expand its team with both a talented Design Engineer and a Test Engineer at their Head Office in Swansea, UK.  Both positions will provide an exciting opportunity to be involved with the development of the award winning, WaveSub wave...

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Aquatera success celebrated at SCDI Business Excellence Awards

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered in Inverness on Friday to celebrate success at the annual SCDI Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards, presented by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP. The awards showcased the achievements of organisations...

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Webinar: Financing tidal power in the post MeyGen era

5th September, 3pm Project finance and reaching financial close is one of the biggest challenges for tidal projects. However, with MeyGen deployed, could we see a rise in investor confidence? To provide you with advice on tidal project finance, New Energy Update are...

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Marine Energy highlighted by Cabinet Secretary to Greg Clark

In a recent letter from Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, we are very pleased to see that marine energy and renewables in general have been emphasised. See...

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Minesto receives distinguished delivery in Holyhead

Minesto has taken delivery of the most distinguished part of the Deep Green ocean energy concept; the wing. It is the first one built for a Deep Green system in commercial scale. The wing was delivered to Minesto’s team in Holyhead, Wales, by truck from Southampton,...

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Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Annual Conference

November 8-9, 2017 The Westin Ottawa ~ 11 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario A time to lead: Advancing Canada’s marine renewable energy industry As investment in clean energy begins to outpace fossil fuels and governments develop policies to facilitate that energy...

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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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Further funding received for marine energy supply chain work

    Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum is delighted to have received funding from the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) to support the development of their new marine energy supply chain project. In this project, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (the team behind initiatives such...

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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 interim...

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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? Pembrokeshire...

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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 is...

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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 for the...

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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 to the...

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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, we...

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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 and tidal...

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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 strategic...

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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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