Marine Energy Wales

Established in 2016, Marine Energy Wales brings together technology developers, the supply chain, academia and the public sector to establish Wales as a global leader in sustainable marine energy generation, making a significant contribution to a low carbon economy. 

Marine Energy Pembrokeshire was developed by PCF in 2010 and after 6 years the working group had grown from 8 to 80. 6 years later, it was decided that Marine Energy Wales should be launched to represent the industry at a national level.

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.

Marine Energy Wales provides support and guidance for the sector by encouraging learning and collaboration, raising awareness and promoting wide public understanding, engaging with stakeholders and providing a conduit of information for the industry.

With €100.4 million of EU structural funding prioritised for marine energy in Wales over the next 5 years, two wave and tidal stream Demonstration Zones, seabed agreements in place for three separate wave and tidal stream projects, and a number of proposals for significant tidal range projects, Wales is well positioned to play a global leading role in marine energy.

 

“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