Carnegie's tech design wave tank tested at Plymouth University
CETO 6 design. Source: Carnegie. License: All rights reserved.
Australian wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd (ASX:CWE) is conducting a wave tank testing programme of its CETO 6 technology design at the University of Plymouth in the UK, it said today.
The programme is being carried out at the university's Coastal, Ocean and Sediment (COAST) facility and will involve more than 340 tests across a range of sea states. It builds on the company's internal modelling as well as previous wave tank testing and in-ocean operation of the CETO 5 system in the Perth wave energy project in Australia.
CWE UK chief executive officer Tim Sawyer said the tests were a quick and cost-effective way to understand how the device would interact with waves and other physical processes.
"What this does is optimise system design and performance ahead of larger scale testing in open water environments," he added.