Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum – Marine Energy Supply Chain
The marine renewable energy (MRE) sector opportunity will provide supply chain diversification and clustering which will support Pembrokeshire. Businesses in Pembrokeshire are well placed to grow their business in the sector in key areas such as foundations, marine operations, consultancy services, consenting and components.
The Supply Chain Development project will provide a baseline understanding of the MRE supply chain in Wales, identifying those companies already working in the sector and those with strong potential to diversify.
The key questions that this will seek to answer are:-
To what extent are relevant companies in Pembrokeshire:
knowledgeable about the marine energy sector and potential opportunities
capable or have the potential capability to supply into the offshore energy sector
What is the current:
level of commercial activity and engagement
baseline in terms of jobs, skills and economic value
where are the perceived gaps and barriers preventing growth in the sector
Importantly, the scoping and opportunity assessment will also look at the type of support that companies need to penetrate the sector and will provide recommendations in a report to take the findings forward.
The key outputs of the project include:
A database compiled of Pembrokeshire companies with marine renewable energy (MRE) potential
A Supply Chain Capability Assessment Report to include:
Review of the database, interview of supply chain companies and development of relevant industry case studies (e.g. Mainstay Marine)
Capability mapping including a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) assessment of the supply chain database
Geographical mapping of the supply chain alongside the current planned and existing projects within proximity
A report providing recommendations
Where feasible, a listing of Pembrokeshire supply chain companies on the Marine Energy Supply Chain Gateway (MESCG), an interactive portal to support UK’s marine energy supply chain and MEP websites, providing a means through which to engage the companies
It is intended that the work could also be used as input other areas such as a wider skills study, port and infrastructure requirements.