• a collaborative partnership between local and national government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, technology developers, academia and industry
  • a physical and geographic zone with priority focus for marine energy technology development, energy generation projects and industry growth

The geographic scope of the South West Marine Energy Park (MEP) extends from Bristol to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with a focus around the ports, research facilities and industrial clusters found in Cornwall, Plymouth and Bristol. At the heart of the South West MEP is the access to the significant tidal, wave and offshore wind resources off the South West coast and in the Bristol Channel.

The core objective of the South West MEP is to:

  • create a positive business environment that will foster business collaboration, attract investment and accelerate the commercial development of the marine energy sector.

“ The South West Marine Energy Park builds on the region’s unique mix of renewable
energy resource and home-grown academic, technical and industrial expertise.
Government will be working closely with the South West MEP partnership to
maximise opportunities and support the Park’s future development. ”
Rt Hon Greg Barker MP, Minister of State, DECC

Download a copy of the SWMEP Prospectus here.