Demonstration Zones

 

Home to Pembrokeshire Wave Demonstration Zone and West Anglesey Tidal Demonstration Zone

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Enterprise Zones

 

Two Enterprise Zones located perfectly located in to complement the work of the Demonstration Zones.

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Funding

 

€100.4 million EU structural funds prioritised for marine energy in Wales

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Pembrokeshire Wave Demonstration Zone

The Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone is located 13 km off the South Pembrokeshire coast. Third Party Management for the site is a collaborative approach being led by Wave Hub with partners including Marine Energy Wales and Pembroke Port.

The zone has the potential to support the demonstration of wave arrays with a generating capacity of up to 30MW for each project.

Site Specifics
 

  • Area of seabed: 90km2
  • 19 kW/m wave resource
  • Distance from shore (min – max): 13.2km – 21.1km
  • Mean Water depth: 53.4m
  • Mean Tidal current resource level (mean spring peak current): 1.0m/s

Pembrokeshire

The site is located in a region that has experience in constructing and deploying Wales’ first tidal stream device and offers:
 

  • A 400kV transmission line and substation located coastally at the Pembroke Power station.
  • World class deep water port facilities and support services provided through the UK’s third busiest port complex.
  • A dedicated, Government backed Energy Enterprise Zone with business development incentives.
  • Access to academic and research expertise.
  • An energy sector supply chain which provides 25% of the UK’s petrochemicals and 30% of the UK’s gas requirements.