Carnegie scores Oz wave prize
Western Australia government awards A$16m funding for demo
Carnegie Clean Energy has won a A$15.75m state tender for the design and manufacture of a 1MW wave generator off Albany in Western Australia.
The Ceto 6 device is slated to be installed by early 2020.
The state government has also awarded $3.75m to the University of Western Australia to establish and manage an associated Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany.
The project will bring together more than 30 researchers to support Carnegie’s ongoing research into wave, tidal and wind energy.
In parallel, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has conditionally approved Carnegie’s request to move A$11.7m of Ceto 6 project funding from Garden Island to Albany.
Carnegie will continue to use its Garden Island site for its own wave energy research and prototype testing as well as working with other wave energy developers.
“Carnegie is delighted to be chosen as the recipient of the Western Australia government grant to establish the Albany wave energy project,” said Carnegie chief executive Michael Ottaviano.
“Having a globally recognised wave energy centre in Western Australia will also attract national and international interest from research and industry participants,” he added.
Image: Ceto device off Western Australia (Carnegie)