With over 400 miles of coastline, the longest of any English county, Cornwall has easy access to some of the best offshore wind and wave resources in the world. Early analysis suggests that over 80% of the areas most favourable for FLOW installation are off the Cornish coast.
Cornwall has all the vital elements in place to enable ORE businesses to build on strong foundations and then grow successfully and profitably into the future.
Offshore Renewable and Marine Technology Research. Cornwall is home to some of the leading experts and thought leaders in offshore renewable and marine technology. They can be accessed through the Marine-i project (which runs until the end of 2022) and include marine specialists from the University of Exeter and Plymouth University. These are specialists at the cutting-edge of marine technology with superb commercial experience of major international offshore projects.
Marine Enterprise Zones. These span three main locations: Hayle Harbour, Falmouth Docks and Tolvaddon. Cornwall can accommodate any type of marine technology business, from specialist marine software to large footprint marine manufacturing.
Marine Infrastructure. Cornwall has a highly developed infrastructure for offshore renewable and marine tech businesses, with deep water berths and all the specialist marine engineering services that progressive companies need. We have expert companies who can handle the deployment and servicing of large turbines.
Testing facilities. Cornwall gives you easy access to some of the world’s best testing facilities for marine technology. These include Plymouth University’s outstanding COAST Lab, and the FabTest facility at Falmouth which is a great site for testing of offshore energy devices.
Marine Capability. Cornwall has been at the forefront of developments in marine engineering for over a century. We cover an exceptional range of skills and expertise, including world leaders in marine hydraulics and offshore engineering.
The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is committed to developing Cornwall’s offshore industry to its full potential and sees floating offshore wind as a key strategic priority for the region.
Contact Wave Hub Ltd to find out more about how your company can benefit from the fast-developing offshore wind opportunity now available in Cornwall.