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. This £60m development is funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal, the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, and through private investment. 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: Celtic Sea Power
Purpose: Enabling offshore renewable infrastructure to catalyse the Celtic Sea floating offshore wind and marine energy opportunities.
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 2020, 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, watch the video below, or read the Press release about the event.