Demonstration Zones


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Enterprise Zones


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



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

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


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.