Stonehenge to develop wave energy farm off Western Australia

Stonehenge Metals has announced plans to install an array of Protean wave energy devices off the coast of Western Australia.

The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Stonehenge Metals and Yanchep Beach Joint Venture for the collaboration on the development of Protean wave energy farm, Stonehenge Metals’ press release reads.

It will supply power to Yanchep, an outer coastal suburb located 56 km north of Perth.

The project is expected to be developed in phases involving an initial single 1.5 kW Protean demonstration buoy.

It will then be followed by a demonstration wave farm array comprising 30 buoys with the total capacity of 45 kW.

The project will be located close to Two Rocks Marina Breakwater, according to Stonehenge Metals.

Bruce Lane, Stonehenge Managing Director, said: “To be able to demonstrate the technology at Two Rocks, in the context of a potentially significant commercial project, with the support of an influential partner of YBJV’s calibre is a significant bonus for the Company.”

Gin Wah Ang, YBJV CEO, said: “I believe wave energy technology has the potential to deliver real benefits for the community at Yanchep and Two Rocks. We have always viewed wave energy as a potential solution for the sustainable provision of energy and fresh water to the community.”

Stonehenge is an Australian mining company that has entered into an option agreement to purchase the Protean WEC technology.

YBJV is developing s sustainable city centre at Yanchep within the Shire of Wanneroo, Western Australia.

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Image: Protean Wave Energy