Pembroke Dock Marine
Pembroke Dock Marine is a collaborative project bringing together four partners to develop a world class centre for the development of marine energy in Pembrokeshire. The Pembroke Dock Marine project will expand upon the region’s existing high-skill cluster site, to develop and enhance the existing infrastructure and facilities. It will support developers on their journey through the design, test, build and deployment of their devices. The aim is to ensure the industry can benefit from maximised operational efficiency and innovation opportunities.
The project is made up of four pillars which together will help drive the commercialisation of marine energy technology and enhance the UK’s current industry proposition:
META (Marine Energy Test Area)
A series of pre-consented, non-grid connected sites in and around the Milford Haven Waterway close to the operational base of Pembroke Port and surrounded by enabling infrastructure and supply chain.
Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE)
Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, MEECE will provide specialist knowledge, experience and capability for the benefit of the marine energy industry. MEECE will bring the expertise and capabilities of Welsh universities, and of the ORE Catapult, into direct contact with technology developers and their supply chains, supporting more innovation, and capturing and embedding that innovation in Wales.
Pembroke Dock Infrastructure Upgrades
The Port of Milford Haven will redevelop the operational space at Pembroke Port to increase efficiencies and reduce device development costs. The redevelopment will see the creation of large open plan fabrication and laydown areas and land to sea transition space suited to the needs of modern industry.
Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone
Managed by Wave Hub Limited, the Demonstration Zone will be a 90km2 leased site for commercial deployment of 100MW capacity of full-scale wave and floating wind arrays. It is the largest seabed agreement for wave energy in the world and will ensure that developers have access in the UK to a logical stepping stone designed to prove commercial viability.
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.