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“World’s first” combined wind and wave platform in pipeline #energy #renewable #wind #wave

“World’s first” combined wind and wave platform in pipeline #energy #renewable #wind #wave

The triangular shaped Energy Island will comprise six oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy devices and an offshore wind turbine assembly and will be capable of generating up to 10 megawatts of power. It is envisaged that six or more Energy Islands may be linked together to create an Energy Farm, which is estimated could supply power to 16,500 Australian households per year. Wood Group Kenny's initial eight-month scope of work under the contract will be carried out in two parts. The first part will involve a data gathering exercise covering a wide range of environmental and technical issues, and the second part will involve conceptual study work to define the layout and configuration of the overall Energy Island assembly. Subsequent phases of Wood Group Kenny's involvement in this project will focus on identifying opportunities for installing Energy Farms along Austra...

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