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ABB Australia to supply equipment for Perth wave energy project

Published 19 September 2013

ABB Australia has won a contract from Carnegie Wave Energy for the onshore plant and process control system, which will be installed at the Perth wave energy project.

ABB and Carnegie are likely to start initial onsite earthworks for the onshore plant in the near future.

To be located at Garden Island, Western Australia, the project calls for the installation and operation of four to eight submerged commercial scale Cylindrical Energy Transfer Oscillating (CETO) units with commissioning set for the first quarter of 2014.

Backed by Australian government funding through the Emerging Renewables Program, and the Western Australian State Government through the Low Emissions Energy Development fund, the project will sell its output to the Department of Defence for HMAS Stirling located on Garden Island.

Carnegie COO Greg Allen said that the company has awarded a contract to ABB for onshore plant and process control system, which is the final key element of the Perth wave energy project.

"With all key elements ordered, and manufacture underway, we are making considerable progress toward the delivery of the Perth Wave Energy Project," added Allen.