Site 8 – east pickard bay 

wave energy converter & floating wind component test site

123Ha Area

10m – 29m Depth

Wave resource:

1.52m hs (annual mean)

9 seconds peak period (annual mean)

13.60m hmax

Testing Activities Supported

Scaled wave energy converter (WEC) devices

full-scale wave energy converter (WEC) devices 

Floating wind component and subassembly

Support structures, moorings & foundations

Scientific instruments & monitoring equipment


East Pickard Bay is the largest site located outside of the Milford Haven Waterway.

Site Features at a glance
  • 10m – 29m depth
  • 123ha area
  • Wave resource:
    • 52m hs (annual mean)
    • 9 seconds peak period (annual mean)
    • 60m hmax
  • Seabed – predominantly sand. Small areas of hard substrate.
More detailed information
  • The largest of our sites outside of the Milford Haven Waterway, East Pickard Bay is a highly energetic site for full scale wave device and FLOW component testing.
  • The site has an area of 956,634m2 (665m x 2300m) and shoals towards the shore from 27m to 15m.
  • The seabed at the site is sandy and flat with a few rocky patches and flanked by rocky reef inside the northern boundary.

Dale Roads Gallery

Want to discuss this test site?

If you have a marine energy project that you are looking to test at this site or any of our others, please get in touch.

With over a decade of experience in the marine renewables industry, our team can also provide support on a range of topics including project management, consenting and stakeholder engagement.


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