Australian wave energy technology supplier Carnegie said it has met the projected performance for its CETO 3 energy device during the in-sea test period.
Independent adviser Frazer-Nash is verifying Carnegie’s analysis and a report from them is expected in one month’s time.
CETO is a system of buoys tethered to seabed pump units, which then uses ocean waves to drive the pumps. The high-pressure water from the pumps is used to drive hydroelectric turbines to create zero-emission electricity and can also be used to supply a reverse osmosis desalination plant.
Operating in seas with wave heights from one to 4.6 meters during testing, CETO achieved pressures exceeding that required for reverse osmosis desalination.
‘Knowing our computational models accurately forecast the hydrodynamic, hydraulic and power performance of the commercial scale CETO system is a critical pre-requisite for the finalisation of the design of the grid-connected demonstration project,’ Carnegie managing director, Dr. Michael Ottaviano said.
This grid-connected project will be deployed off Garden Island in Western Australia, the same location as the test system. The project’s main goal will be to demonstrate CETO technology’s commercial operation capacity.
Carnegie is the owner and developer of the CETO Wave Energy Technology intellectual property and the company is listed on the Australian stock exchange.
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