Marine Energy Ports
RenewableUK have calculated that the marine energy sector could be worth more than £4 billion cumulatively to UK GDP by 2050, so a significant and long term supply chain base is vital as the sector moves towards commercialisation.
Wales has strategically located ports which provide valuable supply chain and deployment support for marine energy projects.
Ports here have reacted positively to maximise the market potential of renewable energy projects. A prime example would be the Port of Mostyn in north Wales who have made considerable capital investment to support the offshore wind energy sector which has enabled them to become RWE’s preferred partner to service their three offshore wind farms in the area. The Port has also developed a comprehensive supply chain infrastructure to support the projects, which could provide significant input into the proposed marine energy development along the north Wales coast.
Holyhead Port is strategically located to support the west Anglesey demonstration zone and has actively worked alongside companies such as Minesto.
Similarly, Pembroke Port in south Wales has an extensive oil and gas supply chain infrastructure, delivering products and services to both sectors.
Alongside our Ports, our manufacturing base is striving to meet the industry’s need for world class products and services. Companies such as Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, MarineSpace Ltd and Mainstay Marine Solutions Ltd have all collaborated on marine energy projects.
We also have a thriving service sector ranging from Eversheds LLP and Hugh James solicitors, environmental consultancies such as RPS Energy, Xodus and APEM Ltd, to PR companies such as BurningRed and Crystal Fish.
View or download our Marine Energy booklet.
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