Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) and Port of Milford Haven have opened the Marine Energy Hub in an effort to establish Pembrokeshire and Wales as a ‘centre of excellence’ for a sustainable marine energy generation.
The Marine Energy Hub’s office space, owned by Port of Milford Haven, overlooks the Milford Haven Waterway, and is intended to serve as a worksite where marine energy companies can come together and share space, facilities and knowledge to unlock the sector’s full potential.
The first tenant in the newly opened Marine Energy Hub is a Welsh-based marine planning and environmental consultancy MarineSpace.
David Jones, MEP’s Project Director, said the creation of Marine Energy Hub allows any business to come and directly benefit from Pembrokeshire’s natural resources.
“It’s not just an abundance of marine energy resources, there is also an experienced supply chain. There is also a deep water port offering test, fabrication and deployment opportunities,” Jones added.
Joseph Kidd, Technical Director at MarineSpace, said: “We are delighted to now be moving to the new Marine Energy Hub and see it as a great opportunity for us to work even more closely with developers and other organisations involved in marine energy to help push the sector forward.”
MEP is a partnership between technology developers, supply chain, academia and the public sector working together to advance the sustainable marine energy generation in Pembrokeshire.