Marine Energy Pembrokeshire

Established in 2010, Marine Energy Pembrokeshire is a partnership between technology developers, the supply chain, academia and the public sector working in collaboration to establish Pembrokeshire and Wales as a “centre of excellence” for sustainable marine energy generation.

Marine Energy Pembrokeshire provides a range of support to the local industry. Current work streams include promoting Welsh capability and attracting businesses to Wales; bespoke business advice; marine energy research coordination; developing UK collaborative partnerships; consenting guidance and recommendations; support and promotion of the Pembrokeshire Wave Demonstration Zone.

Marine Energy Pembrokeshire also provides bespoke services. In the past this has included developing a report for the Port of Milford Haven providing an overview of Marine Energy technology interests in Wales to include: company background; technology description; technology readiness level; development plans; likelihood of commercial opportunity for Port and technical and infrastructure requirements. Marine Energy Pembrokeshire has also completed a report on the economic impact marine energy has had in Wales including jobs created and Welsh supply chain engagement before device deployment.

Marine Energy Wales

In 2016 Marine Energy Wales was launched to represent the industry at a national level. The Marine Energy Wales working group contains all wave and tidal developers who are interested in Welsh Territorial Waters alongside Welsh Government, The Crown Estate, Pembrokeshire County Council, Welsh European Funding Office, Natural Resources Wales Marine Licensing, Pembroke Port, RenewableUK, Marine Management Organisation, Anglesey Energy Island, Offshore Catapult, Low Carbon Research Institute, Seacams, Innovate UK, Menter Mon/Morlais and Wave Hub.

The working group meets regularly in Cardiff to explore sector barriers, to share best practice and support development opportunities.

The vision is to create a thriving and diverse sustainable marine energy industry, making a significant contribution to a low carbon economy. The benefits of this industry are felt throughout the entire supply chain creating green sustainable jobs, growth and skills.


“The Marine Energy Wales team is a pleasure to work with.  It is well run, open, positive, informative, responsive and inclusive.  It is an extremely useful point of contact for the development of our interests in Wales.”
Robert East, UK Development Manager, OpenHydro