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Left to right – James Dyer (PCF), Ceri Crichton (PCF), Louise Rigby Williams (PCF), Cris Tomos (PLANED)


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 set to be worth £76 billion by 2050.  Wales, with an investment to date of £68.3 million and 5 year investment predictions of over £1.4 billion, is well placed to benefit substantially from this growing market.

Existing businesses in Pembrokeshire are in an excellent position to diversify and benefit from the new opportunities provided by this sector. Opportunities exist in key areas such as foundations, marine operations, consultancy services, consenting and component manufacture among many more.

This project aims to help local companies understand the opportunities presented by the marine energy sector, and to help them receive adequate support to ensure they are best placed to bid for and secure contracts.

This will be achieved through a number of stakeholder engagement events including ‘Meet the Buyer’ opportunities, the creation of a supply chain directory and an assessment of the current supply chain capabilities.

More details will follow soon, but if you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch.


Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED – have recently provided funding to Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, through the LEADER programme.  

LEADER, is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) or Arwain Sir Benfro can be found at

If you have an idea, or would like further details on how to apply, please contact PLANED on 01834 860965