Pembroke Dock Marine
Pembroke Dock Marine will deliver the facilities, services and spaces needed to establish a world-class centre for marine engineering. It will have cross-industry application, but its immediate focus is on the low carbon energy sector. It is a £60m Swansea Bay City Deal project.
The four elements are:
- Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE)
Delivered by: ORE 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 Limited
Purpose: Enabling offshore renewable infrastructure to catalyse the Celtic Sea floating offshore wind and marine energy opportunities.
Developments at Pembroke Port
The developments are Pembroke Port will create spaces that help industry achieve maximum operational efficiency. This includes the:
- large scale creation of external laydown and fabrication spaces
- construction of a supersize slipway
- new workboat berthing
- development of some of the Port’s heritage buildings into office spaces
- construction of a light assembly and maintenance building
The developments will ensure marine energy developers, and other industries, can maximise operational efficiency and benefit from enhanced land to sea interface enabling the industry to fully mature onsite.
It is part of the £60m Swansea Bay City Deal project, Pembroke Dock Marine, and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, and by the Port of Milford Haven.
Opportunities for the next generation
As well as stimulating industrial growth, Pembroke Dock Marine will support the growth of STEM career opportunities for the next generation. STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are all found at the heart of the renewables industry. In March, CCAT (Coastal Communities Adapting Together) hosted a STEM event to demonstrate the skills needed. To find out more, why not download the marine energy careers guide or watch the video.