META Phase 2 - Dale Roads – wave test site | META (Marine Energy Test Area)

META (Marine Energy Test Area)
META (Marine Energy Test Area)
Lead Organisation Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
Country UK
Type Wave
  • Type of Testing Wave
    Year Established 2021
    Temperate/Tropical Temperate
    Commercial/Array/Full scale/Scale Full scale, Scale
    Development Status Operational


    META Phase 2 sites offer moderate to high energy sites for operational testing within and adjacent to the Milford Haven Waterway. These are Warrior Way tidal site; Dale Roads wave test site; and East Pickard Bay wave and floating offshore wind component test site. These sites will be open for testing in 2021.These sites benefit from greater wave or tidal stream resource, depth and area whilst remaining close to port.
  • Number of Berths 1
    Water Depth 8m – 12m
    Min Water Depth (m) 8
    Max Water Depth (m) 12
    Avg Water Depth (m)
    Annual mean significant wave height
    Maximum recorded wave height 2.5m
    Mean (averaged current speed)
    Maximum current speed
    Maximum tidal range 3.6 m
    Mean wind speed
    Max wind speed
    Seabed type Coarse sediment
    Total test area (km2) 0.196
    Distance to land
    Grid connected N
    Grid connection capacity
    Rated export capacity and connection
    Proximity to nearest harbour (km) 6 – 12 km
  • Demonstration Projects

    Newly operational

    R&D Projects

    Newly operational


    Support buoy, support platform, microgrid are consented
    Provide marker buoys

    Equipment available to support site deployments

    Hopefully ADCPs, Waverider Buoy etc. but not yet

    Services of test programmes offered on site

    Data support / provision
    technical support/verification through project partners

    Key supply chain companies in the region

    The following a based locally in Pembroke Dock or Milford Haven area:

    • Mainstay Marine Solutions
    • Altrad services
    • Williams Shipping
    • Leask Marine Ltd
    • Dale Sailing
    • Pembroke Port
    • Titan surveys
    • Haven Marine Services
    • Haven Marine Surveying
    • Ledwood Mechanical Engineering
    • MarineSpace
    • Marine Energy Wales
    • Milford Steel Stockholders
    • Port of Milford Haven
    • S O A S Safety Boats Limited
    • Jenkins & Davies (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Pembrokeshire Engineering & Steel Fabrication