Carnegie Awards Manufacture and Construction Contract for Desalination Pilot Plant

Carnegie Awards Manufacture and Construction Contract for Desalination Pilot Plant

Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announces the award of the manufacturing and construction contract for its wave powered Desalination Pilot Plant to Perth-based Mak Water Industrial.

The desalination pilot plant will be integrated into Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project on Garden Island, Western Australia. The desalination pilot will demonstrate, for the first time globally, the production of both power and freshwater from the ocean’s waves. The plant will have the capacity to supply up to 1/3rd of the water needs of Australia’s largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, located on Garden Island.

The manufacturing and construction contract has been awarded to MAK Industrial Water Solutions. MAK Industrial Water Solutions is an experienced provider of reverse osmosis desalination solutions throughout Western Australia and nationally. It has a particular focus on containerised sea water reverse osmosis desalination plants. The contract of construction for the Onshore Plant building and civil works will be awarded separately.

Carnegie’s Desalination Project Manager, Edoardo Sommacal, said:

“We are very pleased to have reached this important milestone of design completion and to now move into desalination project manufacture and construction which is scheduled to be complete in the first half of 2014.”

Onshore site works for both the power and desalination plants have now commenced.

Carnegie recently announced the completion of the detailed design of the desalination plant. The plant leverages the CETO wave energy hydraulic system infrastructure being installed at the Garden Island site. The detailed design phase also involved environmental investigation which has been completed to provide baseline data to monitor on-going Carnegie site activity, as well as assisting and informing design and construction phases of the combined project.

The Desalination Pilot Project is supported by $1.27m in Federal Government grant funding from AusIndustry’s Clean Technology Innovation Program of which $320,000 of this grant funding has now been received.

Press Release, November 05, 2013