Orkney and Cornwall marine energy experts to help develop new £2m Welsh wave power centre

The Ynni Morol Cymru (Welsh Marine Energy Hub) in Pembrokeshire.
The Ynni Morol Cymru (Welsh Marine Energy Hub) in Pembrokeshire.

The European Marine Energy Centre and Wave Hub Ltd have signed an agreement with Marine Energy Wales to provide strategic advice to develop the Marine Energy Test Area project in Pembrokeshire.

Between them, the teams behind the test centres in Orkney and Cornwall have over 20 years’ experience developing and managing the sites, as well as supporting facilities and developers around the world.

Their knowledge of leasing, licencing, operations and commercial activities will be invaluable to the Marine Energy Wales team as they seek to establish a test area in the Milford Haven Waterway.

The new £2 million Welsh development will see the creation of a series of pre-consented, non-grid connected sites suitable for a range of component, sub assembly and marine energy device tests.

Joseph Kidd, META operations manager, commented: “This agreement demonstrates that the marine energy sector is a catalyst for positive cross-border collaboration across the UK.

“We are delighted to have EMEC and Wave Hub Ltd on board as strategic advisors and we will benefit hugely from their wealth of experience.”

The marine energy test site at Haven Waterway in Wales.
The marine energy test site at Haven Waterway in Wales.

19 Jul 2018

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