AN AGREEMENT between the Port of Milford Haven and a renewable energy company aims at realising economic and energy opportunities.

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Port and Bombora, highlighting their commitment to the marine energy industry in Pembrokeshire.

Bombora opened offices in Pembroke Dock in 2017 and has grown into a thriving business employing 24 full-time staff.

The company is developing a 1.5 MW mWave™ wave energy converter demonstration device which will harness the potential of marine energy.

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed by chief executive of the Port, 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.

Mr Jones from the Port said: “There is huge potential for this growing industry here in Pembrokeshire and our base at Pembroke Port is becoming a key site for companies such as Bombora to fabricate and assemble large scale devices for deployment at sea.”

“It’s not just the Port that is benefitting though; the local supply chain has already succeeded in securing contracts with Bombora and plenty more opportunities will become available as the sector grows."