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:
- 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.
- Marine Energy Test Area (META)
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.
- Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone (PDZ)
Delivered by: Wave Hub Development Services Ltd
Purpose: Enabling offshore renewable infrastructure to catalyse the Celtic Sea floating offshore wind and marine energy opportunities.
The programme is expected to generate £73.5 million a year to the regional economy.
As well as having application across other blue economy industries, Pembroke Dock Marine will create the right conditions for the marine energy industry to flourish as the UK moves towards net zero decarbonisation targets.
Pembroke Dock Marine’s drive to maximise innovation and operational efficiencies will seek to drive down the cost of marine energy, while acting as a foundation programme that will support the growth of new initiatives in the region.
As well as the Swansea Bay City Deal, Pembroke Dock Marine is also being part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
Status: Business case approved by the UK Government and Welsh Government.