Wales’ National Test Facility

Creating a haven for marine energy

Deploy ► De-Risk ► Develop

Range of test sites

Fully licensed test site for ocean energy devices, components and subassemblies

Unique Location

Proximity to deep water port and associated infrastructure

Excellent Supply Chain

Experienced energy supply chain specialising in marine energy, petrochemicals, liquified natural gas, manufacturing and marine operations

Research and Innovation

Supporting research, innovation & monitoring methodology projects

The Test Sites

quayside (Phase 1)

A unique UK offering of accessible test sites directly adjacent to port infrastructure

open water (Phase 2)

Accessible, pre-consented, real-sea testing

Sites available now!

Latest news and data . . .

Data Support

Through its key project partners META can provide a range of data support including wave, tidal and bathy modelling as well as raw data sets

Wave Modelling
Tidal Modelling

Bathymetry Modelling

Raw Data Sets

Live marine data

We have a range of live marine and tidal data available from several sources in our testing areas

managed by Marine Energy Wales

META is managed by Marine Energy Wales, the national industry body for Wales and is administered by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, a Community Interest Company that works to protect and enhance the Pembrokeshire coast.

Funded by the EU

META is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, and the Coastal Communities Fund, and aims to contribute towards Wales’ plans to play a key role in a growing global market.

Looking for a test site?

If you have a marine energy project that you are looking to test please get in touch.