Marine Energy Pembrokeshire
We're pleased to support this partnership between technology developers, the supply chain, academia and the public sector, all working together to establish a centre of excellence for sustainable marine energy generation in Wales.
Marine Energy Pembrokeshire’s working group brings together all wave and tidal developers with an interest in Wales and key partners, including The Crown Estate. Members meet regularly to share development opportunities and discuss best practice on specific topics.
This partnership provides a unique opportunity for the long-term development of the marine renewables industry in Wales, will create a number of jobs in Pembrokeshire and will help to put Wales at the forefront of marine energy development.”Chris Williams, Development Director, Tidal Energy Ltd
Marine Energy Pembrokeshire also hosts a fully-booked annual seminar, attracting delegates from across Europe, and has published guidance on marine energy consents for Wales. In addition, the working group has links to relevant Government departments, including Energy Policy and Economy, Science and Transport, and represents the sector at Ministerial level and at events across the UK.
Helen Elphick, Senior Development Manager at The Crown Estate, said: “As manager of the UK seabed, we recognise the importance of industry and partners working more effectively together to understand and overcome common challenges to realise the potential of our significant tidal and wave energy resources in Wales and elsewhere in the UK. We are delighted to provide funding and support for Marine Energy Pembrokeshire to help unlock the value of our natural resources and deliver this emerging sustainable energy sector.”
David Jones, Project Director of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire, commented: “Wales has huge potential to deliver a new sustainable energy sector. When you combine the significant tidal stream and wave resources we have, with the grid connection possibilities, transferable skills of the oil and gas industry supply chain, research links and world class port facilities, it is a very attractive package for developers. Add to that over €100 million of EU structural funding for marine energy and demonstration zones for both wave and tide and, clearly, Wales is well positioned to play a leading role in the worldwide marine energy sector.”
Marine Energy Pembrokeshire is funded by the Welsh Government, The Crown Estate, Port of Milford Haven-Pembroke Port and Pembrokeshire County Council.