Ocean energy tech deployed off Fremantle coast

Carnegie Wave Energy Limited

Tuesday, 23 January, 2024

Ocean energy tech deployed off Fremantle coast

Carnegie Clean Energy’s wave-powered MoorPower has been deployed and is operational in an offshore waters test site in North Fremantle, WA. The deployment follows on from extensive onshore testing and commissioning completed at Carnegie’s onshore facility, focusing on reliability, communications and control strategies.

“The deployment of our MoorPower technology is a significant milestone in the challenge of decarbonising offshore operations — it is an important step in bringing our technology to the world,” said Carnegie CEO Jonathan Fievez.

“What we are learning from this demonstration deployment at our testing grounds off Fremantle will be critical to rolling this technology out to aquaculture and other marine industries.”

The Blue Economy CRC project brings together industry and academic partners with a dedication to delivering a project that showcases MoorPower’s capabilities while prioritising safety and reliability.

“The successful deployment of Carnegie’s MoorPower Demonstrator is testament to the impact the Blue Economy CRC has in bringing together key technology developers such as Carnegie Clean Energy and Advanced Composite Structures Australia, with leading universities and innovative aquaculture companies,” said Blue Economy CEO Dr John Whittington.

“This technology advances Australia’s ocean energy capabilities and provides real-world solutions for decarbonisation and a tangible pathway to net zero.”

The project will yield vital insights into the behaviour of the MoorPower system across various sea conditions, which will be crucial in validating the modelling of MoorPower for future commercial projects.

By validating MoorPower in real-world conditions and showing how wave energy can support offshore aquaculture, this project marks a significant step towards sustainable and cleaner energy solutions for offshore industries.

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