Services in Wales
Pembrokeshire is already home to an energy sector supply chain and workforce which supplies 25% of the UK’s petrochemicals, 30% of the UK’s gas requirements and includes steel fabricators, marine and other engineering specialisms, boat builders, and ship repairers. These skills are transferable and will be of immediate benefit to the renewables industry looking to base their project close to an abundant marine energy resource.
Anglesey also has an established energy sector with the Wylfa Nuclear Power Station, hydroelectric power stations and offshore wind farms including Gwynt y Môr – the second largest operating offshore windfarm in the world. Local construction companies have benefited from all of these energy projects, and have diversified their skills which will suit marine energy developers targeting the area.