Film courtesy of the Offshore Renewables Delivery Programme

Supporting Developers

Cornwall and South West England are committed to fostering a strong marine energy industry.

Offshore marine renewables are a cornerstone of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and the Strategic Investment Framework for the next EU funding programme in the region, worth more than £500m until 2020.

There are a number of formal and informal networks to support the industry including the Cornwall Marine Network, Marine Offshore Renewables (MOR) group, the Offshore Renewable Development Programme (ORDP) and the South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP).

The region has major research capabilities including the Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE), which is a collaboration of world-class research institutions based in the west, south and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level. 

Keynvor MorLift towing tidal device

Image courtesy of Keynvor MorLift LTD

Image courtesy of WindWave Workboats

Image courtesy of WindWave Workboats

Image of Remote Operated Vehicle
Image of vessel from MTS

Image courtesy of MTS Group Ltd

Image of Keynvor MorLift LTD working with a tidal energy device

Image courtesy of Keynvor MorLift LTD

Image of Falmouth Docks

Image courtesy of A&P Falmouth

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (C&IoS LEP), Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly have recently launched their Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) Roadmap, which sets out how the public and private sector can work together to deliver the next steps towards the commercialisation of offshore and marine energy generation solutions and supporting technologies over the next 10 years.  A copy of the roadmap can be downloaded below.


  • Marine Renewables Roadmap for Cornwall & Isles of ScillyDownload
  • South West Marine Energy Park Statement of AmbitionDownload
  • Offshore Renewables Development Programme BrochureDownload
  • South West Marine Energy Park ProspectusDownload
  • Marine Energy and Offshore Wind South West Company DirectoryDownload

Partner Facilities

Cornwall and the South West have world-leading marine renewable energy research and demonstration facilities offering a pathway to commercial deployment.

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Supply Chain and Port Infrastructure

You can rely on an experienced and well-established local supply chain and a variety of regional ports, all within easy reach.

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Deploying at Wave Hub

Our team of specialists can assist with all aspects of your deployment, from marine operations to electrical systems and consenting and navigational safety.

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