Marine Energy Test Area

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum is developing a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in and around the Milford Haven Waterway.

Through its META project, PCF wants to stimulate the growth of a marine energy sector here in Pembrokeshire, because we believe it has a key role in our nation’s sustainable energy mix. Marine energy can be an exciting new industry for Pembrokeshire, boosting the economy and providing high quality employment for current and future generations.

Sites for testing wave and tidal devices, along with other marine energy equipment, are proposed near Pembroke Port, Warrior Way, Dale and north of Freshwater West.

These proposed sites are for short-term testing only, so installations will be temporary.

META will provide a stepping stone between tank testing and installing devices further offshore, and will support ambitions for the UK to continue to play a global leading role in marine renewable energy.

META is funded by:

European Regional Development Fund Coastal Communities Fund Swansea Bay City Deal