Pembroke Dock Marine
The £60 million Pembroke Dock Marine programme will place Pembrokeshire at the heart of global zero carbon marine energy innovation while also helping tackle climate change. Pembroke Dock Marine will deliver the facilities, services and spaces needed to establish a world-class centre for marine engineering.
Led by the private sector and supported by Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembroke Dock Marine is made up of four elements:
META (Marine Energy Test Area)
Delivered by: Marine Energy Wales
Purpose: Facilitates component, sub-assembly and device testing through pre- consented test areas in order to reduce the time, cost and risks faced and accelerate growth in the sector.
Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE)
Delivered by: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Purpose: Research, development and demonstration support, driving innovation in the supply chain and reducing cost of energy.
Pembroke Port developments
Delivered by: Port of Milford Haven
Purpose: Creating spaces that help industry fabricate, launch and maintain devices.
Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone
Delivered by: Wave Hub Development Services Ltd
Purpose: Enabling offshore renewable infrastructure to catalyse the Celtic Sea floating offshore wind and marine energy opportunities.
Pembroke Dock Marine is one of a number of transformational projects in South West Wales due to be part-funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal. The City Deal covers the Swansea Bay City Region, which is made up of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. A £1.3 billion investment programme, the Swansea Bay City Deal is projected to boost the regional economy by £1.8 billion and create over 9,000 high-quality jobs in coming years.
Visit the City Deal website for more information.