Carnegie: CETO 6 Geophysical Survey Starts Off Australia
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited informed that the offshore geophysical survey activities started this week on its CETO 6 Project off Garden Island, Western Australia.
The findings of these activities will influence elements of the CETO 6 Project, such as foundation selection, cable route and overall installation methodology.
Marine GeoSolutions and RPS Energy, in conjunction with Carnegie, are undertaking the survey capturing vital information about the geological characteristics at the site, along with detailed bathymetry using a number of different methods including single and multi-beam echo sounding and side scan sonar.
The geophysical survey is a critical step in the environmental approvals process for the CETO 6 Project and the results of the survey will allow Carnegie’s project team to enter the next phase of the design process, the company said in a press release.
The CETO 6 Project will be the first demonstration of Carnegie’s CETO technology in deeper water, with each unit having a targeted capacity of up to 1MW, some four times greater than the current CETO 5 generation.