Carnegie Wave Energy has embarked on a $460,000 project to research and develop unique anchoring concepts intended to avoid the most extreme loads and enabling an optimum anchor design. The project is part-funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant.
“The Centre for Offshore Foundations Systems at UWA has built a world class capability for developing and proving innovative anchoring solutions for offshore applications” said Carnegie’s Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan Fiévez. “They have a track record of lateral and pragmatic thinking, no doubt in part due to the challenging soil conditions found in Western Australia. A significant proportion of the cost equation for CETO is due to anchoring so this is an excellent opportunity to bring down costs further and faster.”
The partnership with UWA is part of Carnegie’s strategic approach to working with specialist research institutions and industry partners. The aim is to develop innovations designed to be incorporated into CETO 6 and future projects which have the potential decrease costs and/or improve unit performance. Such research areas include foundations, advanced control systems and the power take off system.
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