Developing a world class centre of marine energy in Wales
Anglesey Demonstration Zone
The West Anglesey Tidal Demonstration Zone, known as Morlais, comprises 35km² of sea bed around the promontory of Holy Island.
Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone
The Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone is a 90km2 area of sea bed being developed for the demonstration of wave and floating offshore wind technologies.
Pembroke Dock Marine
Pembroke Dock Marine is part of the Swansea Bay City Deal and will develop a world class centre for marine energy development, fabrication, testing and deployment.
META (Marine Energy Test Area)
META is a series of pre-consented test sites situated within the relatively sheltered environment of the Milford Haven Waterway in Pembrokeshire. META aims to provide marine energy device developers with an easy access testing facility to de-risk future deployments.
SELKIE is a cross-border project between Wales and Ireland which is working to streamline the commercialisation pathway for the marine renewable energy industry.
Tidal Stream Projects
Minesto are developing their Deep Green project off the coast of Anglesey with a 10MW array. Deep Green is a unique technology that can operate cost effectively in low velocities.
Nova is developing a 1MW array at Ynys Enlli, building on the success of deploying the world’s first commercial tidal array in Shetland in 2016.
In December 2015, Tidal Energy Ltd installed a single 400kW DeltaStream unit off the coast of Pembrokeshire at Ramsey Sound for a twelve month demonstration period. The project delivered a fully commissioned grid connected device that proved the technical and operational performance of the Deltastream technology. World leading and ground breaking research was also carried out on the interactions of seals and harbour porpoise with a tidal turbine.
Tidal Range Projects
North Wales Tidal Energy
The proposed North Wales Tidal Lagoon would stretch 30km from Llandudno to Prestatyn and could deliver vast amounts of renewable energy and jobs to North Wales, as well as providing invaluable coastal protection.
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay
At 320MW installed capacity, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the largest marine energy development in the world. It is estimated that it will power 155,000 homes for 120 years – that’s about 90% of Swansea Bay.
Wave Energy Projects
Bombora Wave Power
Bombora is an Australian wave energy developer that has has developed an innovative and patented wave energy converter called the mWave.
Marine Power Systems Limited
Marine Power Systems (MPS) Ltd. was founded specifically to develop the WaveSub Wave Energy Converter (WEC) which is currently undergoing sea trials in FaBTest.
Wave-tricity are the company behind the Ocean Wave Rower, a simple, robust, versatile and portable WEC which is currently in the sea trials phase of development.