Pembroke Dock Marine
Pembroke Dock Marine will develop a world class centre for marine energy development, fabrication, testing and deployment. It will act as both catalyst and home for what is a potentially powerful global market by offering unrivalled location, knowledge, supply chain and connectivity. It will help to nurture developing technology and minimise risk for investors in a fast growing sector where there is so much to play for.
Pembroke Dock Marine is a part of the wider Swansea Bay City Region Deal which aims to drive the Welsh economy forwards, increasing productivity, supporting jobs and increasing investment in the Swansea Bay City Region.
The Pembroke Dock Marine project is made up of 4 pillars:
Marine Energy Test Area (META)
META will create consented areas of the Haven Waterway, close to operational base complete with licences and enabling infrastructure. META will allow device developers to quickly and cheaply perform tests on components, sub-assemblies and complete devices, and practice installation and O&M methodologies.
Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE)
MEECE will see the creation of a knowledge centre with on-site practical test and learn opportunities. MEECE will be a resource for developers helping them identify solutions that maximise efficiency and reduce costs whether still at design stage or during the multiple test phases.
Pembroke Port will redevelop its existing space to incorporate:
- Increased deep water access
- Internal and external heavy fabrication areas
- Construction of MEECE and Education /Skills Facility
- Construction of a heavy lift facility
Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone
Wave Hub Ltd will develop the 90km2 leased site for commercial deployment of 100 megawatt capacity of full scale wave energy arrays. There will also be the provision of connection to UK energy system and onshore works.