Carnegie Signs Pact for Wave-Powered Desalination Pilot Plant

Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. (CWE), an Australian marine technology developer, said it signed a support agreement with Water Corp. of Western Australia to help build the world’s first wave-powered desalination plant.

“Water Corp. are innovators in the field of seawater desalination and Carnegie’s wave-powered desalination pilot will be a world first,” Michael Ottaviano, chief executive officer of Perth-based Carnegie, said today in a statement.

Water Corp., which built the first large-scale mainland seawater desalination plant in Australia in 2006, said Carnegie’s wave-powered pilot plant offered a “promising approach” to achieving desalinated water without producing greenhouse gas emissions, the company said in the statement.

The pilot plant will be located on Garden Island, a naval base in Western Australia.

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