A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Port of Milford Haven and Bombora
Australia-based Bombora opened offices in Pembroke Dock in 2017 and now employs 24 full time staff there. The company is developing a 1.5 MW mWave wave energy converter demonstration device to harness the potential of marine energy.
mWave sits below the surface of the water where wave pressure causes its flexible rubber membrane to inflate and deflate pumping air through a turbine to generate electricity. It is claimed to be one of the most powerful wave energy demonstration devices to be built around the world to date.
The MoU, signed by Chief Executive of the Port of Milford Haven Andy Jones and Managing Director of Bombora Sam Leighton, will help to strengthen collaboration between the two organisations with the aim of realising the economic and energy opportunities presented by marine renewable energy within the Swansea Bay City Region and further afield.
Bombora’s Sam Leighton said: “Since setting up our operational headquarters in Pembroke Dock we have received unprecedented support from the local industry and community. The facilities at Pembroke Port offer us every opportunity to fabricate, assemble, launch, test and maintain our first utility-scale mWave here in Pembrokeshire.
"This agreement reaffirms our long term commitment to establish Pembrokeshire as a leading centre of excellence for marine renewables.”