East Pickard Bay

Wave and Floating Wind Test Site

10m – 29m Depth

123Ha Area

11.75m Max Wave Height
15.4 seconds Peak Period

Testing Activities Supported

Full-scale wave energy converter (WEC) device testing

Scaled wave energy converter (WEC) device testing

Component testing for floating offshore wind technology

Please note META does not offer testing for complete floating wind turbines, only components such as floating foundations

Research and Innovation

Supporting research, innovation & monitoring methodology projects

East Pickard Bay Test Site

Support & Facilities

In Pembrokeshire there is a diverse energy supply chain specialising in marine energy, petrochemicals, liquified natural gas, manufacturing and marine operations.

Secure your Berth

We are aiming for these sites to be open in 2020!

META’s operational test sites are still under development and the appropriate consents and licenses are currently being pursued.

Live marine data

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

Other Phase 2 Test Sites

META Phase 2 offers sites for accessible, non- grid connected, real- sea testing. The sites are located within or adjacent to the Milford Haven Waterway so enables lessons to be learnt quickly and cheaply.

The Marine Energy Test Area project provides a stepping stone from tank testing to commercial projects, supporting ambitions for the UK to continue to play a global leading role in marine renewable energy.

Warrior Way

Tidal Test Site

Dale Roads

Wave Test Site

Looking for a test site?

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