Let’s convert Wales’ marine potential
#OceanEnergyRace has started. Will the UK be a winner? #Wales ready to play a strong part. https://t.co/800tX6cLRu pic.twitter.com/s9EDkZNAqJ
— David Clubb (@davidoclubb) February 23, 2017
RenewableUK has today launched the Ocean Energy Race to coincide with the start of the 2017 Wave & Tidal event, held this year in London.
The trade body for wave and tidal energy is asking Government to include these sectors in the UK’s industrial strategy.
Marine energy delivers huge industrial benefit, ranging from engineering, construction, ports, tourism, professional services and academic research. With the right support, the sector can deliver even more.
Wales is one of the four parts of the UK which are featured in the Ocean Energy Race report. With enviable tidal resources, as well as an exploitable wave resource, Wales is a key development site for marine renewable energy projects.
Commenting on the report, David Clubb said:
“The marine energy sector has a bright future, but it deserves and needs greater recognition from UK Government on what it has already achieved, and what could yet be delivered.
“Wales has the potential to be a powerful engine of the sector in the UK, and we’re ready to help companies who are thinking about investing or expanding operations here.”